Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo Quotes and Sayings

Victor Hugo French dramatist, novelist, & poet (1802 - 1885)

To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation. ~Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~Victor Hugo

If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away. ~Victor Hugo

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. ~Victor Hugo

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

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. ~Victor Hugo

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. ~Victor Hugo

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. ~Victor Hugo