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About Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Life: 1802 - 1885

Country: fr flag France

Profession: Poet; Writer;

Victor-Marie Hugo (February 26, 1802 - May 22, 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France.



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The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.

~ Victor Hugo

The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.

~ Victor Hugo

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.

~ Victor Hugo

- Les Miserables, 1862

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

~ Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

~ Victor Hugo

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

~ Victor Hugo

There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their number than the greatness of a man is determined by his height.

~ Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

~ Victor Hugo

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.

~ Victor Hugo

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