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Biography - Victor Hugo:

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

Quote

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



Note  

Note




Source: The Man Who Laughs

Wikisource - Hugo - Œuvres complètes (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Qu'est l'histoire? Un écho du passé dans l'avenir. Un reflet de l'avenir sur le passé.”
Victor Hugo - L'Homme qui rit

German
Was ist Geschichte? Ein Echo der Vergangenheit in der Zukunft, eine Spiegelung der Zukunft auf der Vergangenheit.”
Victor Hugo - L'Homme qui rit




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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of History




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Quotes about the past:



Quotes for: past

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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Albert Einstein
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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.”
Gautama Buddha
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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Quotes about the future:



Quotes for: future

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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.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Citadelle
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Albert Einstein
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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.”
Gautama Buddha
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Quotes for: History

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
Aristotle
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.”
George Bernard Shaw
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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.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.”
George Bernard Shaw
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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The history of philosophical system is the picture gallery of reason.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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Victor Hugo also said...


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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo - Les deux trouvailles de Gallus
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Hide your life and spread your spirit.”
Victor Hugo - Les rayons et les ombres
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
Victor Hugo - William Shakespeare
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Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.”
Victor Hugo
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How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.”
Victor Hugo
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Music is noise that thinks.”
Victor Hugo
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