Victor Hugo

Literary Birthday – 26 February – Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was born 26 February 1802, and died 22 May 1885.

Top 10 Victor Hugo Quotes

  1. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
  2. An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
  3. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
  4. To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
  5. There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
  6. Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
  7. A library implies an act of faith.
  8. He loved books; books are cold but safe friends.
  9. One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.
  10. What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!

Victor Hugo was a French author whose works include novels, plays, essays, and poems. In France, he is best known as a poet, but in the English-speaking world he is most famous for his two novels, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Miserables.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th February 2013