Top 10 Victor Hugo Quotes

Victor Marie Hugo(February 26, 1802 – May 22 , 1885) was one of the greatest French writers in history. Some of his most notable works include Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Here are Victor Hugo’s top ten most inspirational quotes:


There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

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Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.

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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

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Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.

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

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Our mind is enriched by what we receive, our heart by what we give.

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

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Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

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There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

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

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Thank you Victor Hugo!


Interesting Facts:

  • When he had writer’s block, he would take off all his clothes and go to a room with just a pen and paper.
  • Les Misérables, a novel that took Victor almost 2 decades to complete, is one of the longest novels ever written with 655,478 words.
  • Over 2 million people attended his funeral procession.

What are some of your favorite quotes?


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