Quotes by Victor Hugo (Author/French).

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I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself.
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Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
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There are no rules, no models; rather, there are no rules other than the general laws of Nature.
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Love that is not jealous is neither true nor pure.
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Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
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There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
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Wisdom is a sacred communion.
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To love another person is to see the face of God.
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Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
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Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
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The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
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It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
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To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
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Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
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Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
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There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
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Habit is the nursery of errors.
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One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will.
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To love beauty is to see light.
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Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
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The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
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There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
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The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
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