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Victor Hugo
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Biography : French writer, poet and dramatist.
Born: 1802 - Died: 1885
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
Victor Hugo - Les deux trouvailles de Gallus - 



Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.




Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo - William Shakespeare - 



Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.




Hide your life and spread your spirit.
Victor Hugo - Les rayons et les ombres - 






Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.
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How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.
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Music is noise that thinks.
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Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables - 






To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables - 






To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
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Form is the substance which rises to the surface.
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It is through fraternity that liberty is saved.
Victor Hugo - Speech - Return to Paris 1870  - 






Philosophy is the microscope of thought.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables - 






To love is to act.
Victor Hugo - 






Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - 



Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.

Image attribution  Background photo by Mathieu Perrier on Unsplash





An idea is a meteor.
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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
Victor Hugo - The Man Who Laughs - 






We are both of us neighbors of the sky, Madame,
Since you are beautiful and I am old.

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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - 






He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo ? - Quotation of uncertain origin - 






I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables - 






Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo - Le roi s'amuse - 



Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Image attribution  Background photo by Ilana Grostern on Unsplash





Anything that increases freedom increases responsibility.
Victor Hugo - Actes et paroles - 






Let's not be English, French or German any more. Let's be European. No, not European, let's be men. Let's be humanity. All we have to do is get rid of one last piece of egocentricity - patriotism.
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You want peace: create love.
Victor Hugo - 






One can no more prevent the mind from returning to an idea than the sea from returning to a shore. In the case of the sailor, this is called a tide; in the case of the guilty, it is called remorse.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables - 






When we are not intelligible, we are not intelligent.
Victor Hugo - 






Freedom begins where it ends ignorance.
Victor Hugo - Actes et paroles - 






I'm religiously opposed to religion.
Victor Hugo






A great artist is a great man in a great child.
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