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Quotations From VICTOR HUGO

 

  • 91.
    Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. Les Misérables, pt. 2, bk. 7, ch. 5 (1862).
  • 92.
    A language does not become fixed. The human intellect is always on the march, or, if you prefer, in movement, and languages with it.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Cromwell, preface (1827).
  • 93.
    Despotism is a long crime.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907). Written in 1869, after 18 years of exile from France.
  • 94.
    Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).

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  • 95.
    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1862).

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  • 96.
    Full of ennui—that is to say, empty.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).

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  • 97.
    One believes others will do what he will do to himself.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).
  • 98.
    This book should be read as one would read the book of a dead man.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Les Contemplations, preface (1856).
  • 99.
    Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).
  • 100.
    This century fulfills the office of road-laborer for the society of the future. We make the road, others will make the journey.
    Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).

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