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Victor Hugo Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Victor Hugo

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The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

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An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
- Victor Hugo

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

 

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

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A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
- Victor Hugo

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
- Victor Hugo

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
- Victor Hugo

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,
knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo

Almost all our desires, when examined,
contain something too shameful to reveal.
- Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.
There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
- Victor Hugo

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her,
still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
- Victor Hugo

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.
It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
- Victor Hugo

Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason
to be unjust towards God.
- Victor Hugo

A war between Europeans is a civil war.
- Victor Hugo

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race.
Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought
has its page in that vast book.
- Victor Hugo

A library implies an act of faith.
- Victor Hugo

A great artist is a great man in a great child.
- Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
- Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
- Victor Hugo

As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

A creditor is worse than a slave-owner;
for the master owns only your person,
but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
- Victor Hugo

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is
the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
- Sophocles

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating
to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.
- Dan Abrams

Pakistan has not recognized Israel...
any such decision would be taken in supreme national
interests after due consultation of the parliament.
- Shaukat Aziz

We are all agents of the same supreme power,
the people.
- Daniel Webster

France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
- Matthew Arnold

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them
want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe
and humans are the most important species,
the supreme expression of creation.
- Ann Druyan

In rendering its decision in our case,
the Supreme Court equated money with speech because
these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
- James L. Buckley

American democracy must be a failure because it places
the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and
most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington

Truth is absolute, truth is supreme,
truth is never disposable in national political life.
- John Howard

These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels.
The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve
the election dispute down there.
- Vincent Bugliosi

While Congress can't overturn the Supreme Court,
we can provide carrots and sticks to prevent local
governments from unfairly taking property from landowners.
- Stephanie Herseth

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme
force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable
civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
- James K. Polk

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice,
and promised to repast the chat to other members of
the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.
- Dashiell Hammett

Writing is the supreme solace.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Russia also declared its independence.
This was approved by the Supreme Soviet,
and you know and remember that there was the Declaration
on the Independence of Russia.
- Boris Yeltsin

I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the
final arbiter of all federal questions.
- Judy Biggert

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
- John Calvin

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion,
a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Simplicity in character, in manners,
in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The felonious five in their Supreme Court decision
never said Gore did anything improperly in Florida.
- Vincent Bugliosi

We need to consider nominations as thoroughly and carefully
as the American people deserve.
No one is entitled to a free pass to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
- Patrick Leahy

We may not be able to control the Supreme Court...
but we can control the money.
- Henry Bonilla

Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
- Tacitus

It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my
supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness,
the Vast Expanse.
Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.
- Alex Grey

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being
shall hold any office under this Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard
University in three years,
editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
- Rod Parsley

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development,
invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
- Edgar Allan Poe

If it's a close election, then it's better for the
Supreme Court to pick the president,
whether or not he won the election.
It's just insane on its face.
- Vincent Bugliosi

But some one will say that this supreme Being,
who made all things, and those also who conferred on men particular benefits,
are entitled to their respective worship.
- Lactantius

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
- William Howard Taft

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor


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