Victor Hugo Quotes.
Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.
Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
What Shakespeare was able to do in English he would certainly not have done in French.
Love is jealous, and ingenious in self-torture in proportion as it is pure and intense.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
Because one doesn’t like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.
I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
To think of shadows is a serious thing.
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.
What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.