Quotes by Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.

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

What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!

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

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.

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

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.

Habit is the nursery of errors.

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.