Victor Hugo Quotes

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.

Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor.

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.

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

To rove about, musing, that is to say loitering, is, for a philosopher, a good way of spending time.

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

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. (corrupted expression of the original idea). “A stand can be made against an invasion by an army; no stand can be made against an invasion by ideas.”

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.