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All Quotes by author - Victor Hugo
" A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. "
" A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it. "
" Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. "
" A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing. "
" A great artist is a great man in a great child. "
" A library implies an act of faith. "
" All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. "
" Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal. "
" A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. "
" Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides. "
" A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. "
" An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. "
" An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. "
" A noble soul and real poetic talent are almost always inseparable. "
" A poet who is a bad man is a degraded being, baser and more culpable than a bad man who is not a poet. "
" Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book. "
" As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer. "
" A society that admits misery, a humanity that admits war, seem to me an inferior society and a debased humanity; it is a higher society and a more elevated humanity at which I am aiming - a society without kings, a humanity without barriers. "
" As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. "
" A war between Europeans is a civil war. "
" Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. "
" Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God. "
" Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings. "
" Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil! "
" But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed. "
" By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour. "
" Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. "
" Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. "
" Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers? "
" Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit. "
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