35 Inspiring Victor Hugo Quotes on Love, Life & Music

35 Inspiring Victor Hugo Quotes on Love, Life & Music

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Victor Marie Hugo, a well-known French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, was born on February 26, 1802. He is known to be one of the greatest writers from France. His writing shows the different emotions of life. Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831 are two of his most famous novels. He took his last breath in Paris on May 22, 1885.

Apart from his work, he was very famous for his quotes and famous sayings about different aspects of life. If you are looking for some inspiration in life, these Victor Hugo Quotes would definitely help you to give a better perspective on life. So without further ado, let’s enjoy some of the most inspiring Victor Hugo quotes on love, life, and music.

Victor Hugo Quotes on Love 

“You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.”

Victor Hugo, (1862). “Saint Denis”, p.66

“The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.”

Victor Hugo, (1980). “Les misérables”, Viking Pr

“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.”

Victor Hugo

“The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.”

Victor Hugo, “Hugo’s Works: Les Miserables (St. Denis)”

“Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.”

Victor Hugo, (1994). “Les Miserables Volume Two”, p.612, Wordsworth Editions

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”

Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables”, p.552, Simon and Schuster

“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.”

Victor Hugo, (1994). “Les Miserables Volume Two”, p.911, Wordsworth Editions

“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”

“The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.”

Victor Hugo

“To love and be loved, that is the miracle of youth.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (1862)

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”

Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables”, Xist Publishing

“To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.”

Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables Volume Two”, p.637, Wordsworth Editions

“Woe, alas, to those who have loved only bodies, forms, appearances! Death will rob them of everything. Try to love souls, you will find them again.”

Victor Hugo, “Les misérables”, Viking Pr

“If you are stone, be magnetic; if a plant, be sensitive; but if you are human be love.”

Victor Hugo Quotes on Life & Music

“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, “From exile, and after the fall of the Empire”

“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.”

Victor Hugo, the final chapter of Hugo’s book Histoire d’un Crime

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, Volume 5, Chapter 4

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.”

Victor Hugo

“Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.”

Victor Hugo

“The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.”

Victor Hugo,  Les Misérables

“Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so they know the value of things, not the price.”

“Go out in the world and work like money doesn’t matter, sing as if no one is listening, love as if you have never been hurt, and dance as if no one is watching.”

Victor Hugo

“The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”

Victor Hugo, “Victor Hugo’s Intellectual Autobiography”, Book by Victor Hugo, translated by Lorenzo O’Rourke, Funk & Wagnalls edition, 1907

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (musical)

“It is not so easy to keep silent when the silence is a lie.”

Victor Hugo, Les misérables”

“Not being heard is no reason for silence.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, p.460, Modern Library

“Vengeance comes from the individual and punishment from God.”

“The sewer is the conscience of the city.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Volume Two”, p.857, Wordsworth Editions

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”

Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare (1864) Part I, Book II, Chapter IV

“Music is the vapor of art. It is to poetry what reverie is to thought, what fluid is to solid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves.“

Victor Hugo

“Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.”

Victor Hugo

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

Victor Hugo, “Les misérables”, Viking Pr

“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”

We hope that these Victor Hugo quotes would help you have the right approach in your life and inspire you to live a better and happier life. If you loved reading these quotes by Victor Hugo, we hope that you’ll also enjoy reading these 36 Most Powerful James Baldwin Quotes On Life & Equality!

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