10 Powerful Quotes from Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo combatted some of the biggest social problems of his day with his pen, and his powerful words still resound today.  Here are ten quotes from the pen of Victor Hugo.  Tune in next week for another ten.

  1. Those who do not weep, do not see.
  2. It is on December nights, with the thermometer at zero, that we most think of the sun.
  3. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
  4. Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
  5. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
  6. A character, as well as a rock, may have holes worn into it by drops of water.
  7. People are ignorant of things they ought to know, and know things of which they ought to be ignorant.
  8. To love another person is to see the face of God.
  9. Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.
  10. Certain thoughts are prayers.  There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

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20 Comments on 10 Powerful Quotes from Victor Hugo

  1. SPTP2011
    January 4, 2013 at 10:41 am (7 years ago)

    WOW!
    Number 10 is my favorite
    God Bless

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  2. The Other Side of Ugly
    January 4, 2013 at 11:14 am (7 years ago)

    I love Victor Hugo and have read his big far giant books more than once. Wonderful quotes. I’ll tweet them today if that’s ok with you-:)

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  3. Katharine Trauger
    January 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm (7 years ago)

    Those are powerful statements, indeed, and given the context, extremely hope-giving. Thanks so much!

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  4. apronheadlilly
    January 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Reblogged this on Apronhead and commented:
    *****************Brilliant thoughts!

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  5. marisaporter
    January 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I read Les miserable in two days and couldn’t believe how beautiful Victor Hugo’s soul was. Number 8 us my most often quoted Hugo quote.

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  6. Caddo Veil
    January 5, 2013 at 12:15 am (7 years ago)

    I Love Victor Hugo–thanks for putting his words here for me to see again! Love you, Sisters–sis Caddo

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  7. Darla McDavid
    January 5, 2013 at 12:38 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve never read his work, and now I must. My former boss and I were good friends and she loved and often quoted #8. As a going away present, we had a quilt made for her with thoughts from each of us stitched on it. I chose that quote for mine.

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    • Writing Sisters
      January 5, 2013 at 7:12 am (7 years ago)

      love the quilt idea, and yes, #8 is a jewel

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  8. Debbie
    January 5, 2013 at 3:30 am (7 years ago)

    These are wonderful! Thank you for blessing us!

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  9. lvsrao
    January 5, 2013 at 4:53 am (7 years ago)

    Very Beautiful Truths. All the ten quotes, in fact, are wonderful, must know.
    God Blessed.

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    • Writing Sisters
      January 5, 2013 at 7:15 am (7 years ago)

      Yes, ALL ten are profound, and he has so many more. We stuck with the shorter quotes but he has some beautiful longer passages as well. Thanks for commenting.

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  10. hopetolerdougherty
    January 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for shedding a light these quotations. Wonderful.

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    • Writing Sisters
      January 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Hope. They are powerful words.

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