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Biography - Victor Hugo:

French writer, poet and dramatist.
Born: 1802 - Died: 1885
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.



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Translation

Translation

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French
Qu'est l'histoire? Un écho du passé dans l'avenir. Un reflet de l'avenir sur le passé.

German
Was ist Geschichte? Ein Echo der Vergangenheit in der Zukunft, eine Spiegelung der Zukunft auf der Vergangenheit.




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The future influences the present just as much as the past.

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.




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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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Quotes for: future


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Quotes about the future:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
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Man is the future of man.
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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Quotes for: History


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Quotes about history:


Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
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The history of philosophical system is the picture gallery of reason.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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Hide your life and spread your spirit.
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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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