Best 56 Victor Hugo Quotes from Les Misérables

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Les Misérables is a French historical novel authored by Victor Hugo. The book was first published in 1862 and is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.

Here are some best learning and motivational Quotes from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo to find some motivation.

Victor Hugo Quotes from Les Misérables

Read the below Quotes from Les Misérables by Victor Hugo:

1. “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” ― Victor Hugo

2. “A smile is the same as sunshine; it banishes winter from the human countenance.” ― Victor Hugo

3. “Daring is the price of progress. All splendid conquests are the prize of boldness, more or less.” ― Victor Hugo

4. “Diamonds are found only in the dark places of the earth; truths are found only in the depths of thought.” ― Victor Hugo

5. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo

6. “Every day has its great grief or its small anxiety. … One cloud is dispelled, another form. There is hardly one day in a hundred of real joy and bright sunshine.” ― Victor Hugo

7. “Faith is necessary to men; woe to him who believes in nothing!” ― Victor Hugo

8. “God is behind everything, but everything hides God. Things are black, creatures are opaque. To love a being is to render that being transparent.” ― Victor Hugo

9. “Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind.” ― Victor Hugo

10. “Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wretched.” ― Victor Hugo

11. “His mind could do without faith, but his heart could not do without friendship.” ― Victor Hugo

12. “I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.” ― Victor Hugo

13. “If no one loved, the sun would go out.” ― Victor Hugo

14. “If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” ― Victor Hugo

15. “If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.” ― Victor Hugo

16. “If there is anything more heartbreaking than a body perishing for lack of bread, it is a soul which is dying from hunger for the light.” ― Victor Hugo

17. “If you are stone, be magnetic; if a plant, be sensitive; but if you are human to be love.” ― Victor Hugo

18. “If you wish to understand what Revolution is, call it Progress; and if you wish to understand what Progress is, call it Tomorrow.” ― Victor Hugo

19. “It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.” ― Victor Hugo

20. “It was all over with him. Marius loved a woman. His destiny was entering upon the unknown. ” ― Victor Hugo

Best Quotes from Les miserables

21. “Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.” ― Victor Hugo

22. “Let us fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices are the real murderers. The great dangers lie within ourselves.” ― Victor Hugo

23. “Let us sacrifice one day to gain perhaps a whole life.” ― Victor Hugo

24. “Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them if only to avoid them.” ― Victor Hugo

25. “Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.” ― Victor Hugo

26. “Life’s great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” ― Victor Hugo

27. “Look down and show some mercy if you can. Look down, look down, upon your fellow man.” ― Victor Hugo

28. “Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.” ― Victor Hugo

29. “Love is the only future God offers.” ― Victor Hugo

30. “Love partakes of the soul itself. it is of the same nature. like it, it is a divine spark, like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable, it is the point of fire which is within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can limit and nothing can extinguish.” ― Victor Hugo

31. “Loving is almost a substitute for thinking. Love is a burning forgetfulness of all other things. How shall we ask passion to be logical?” ― Victor Hugo

Inspirational Les miserables Quotes by Victor Hugo

32. “Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.” ― Victor Hugo

33. “No army can stop an idea whose time has come.” ― Victor Hugo

34. “Nobody knows like a woman how to say things that are both sweet and profound. Sweetness and depth, this is all of the women; this is Heaven.” ― Victor Hugo

35. “Nobody loves the light like the blind man.” ― Victor Hugo

36. “People overwhelmed with trouble do not look behind; they know only too well that misfortune follows them.” ― Victor Hugo

37. “Protect the workers, encourage the rich.” ― Victor Hugo

38. “Success is a very hideous thing. Its false resemblance to merit deceives men.” ― Victor Hugo

39. “The arms of mothers are made of tenderness; in them, children sleep profoundly.” ― Victor Hugo

40. “The earth is a great piece of stupidity.” ― Victor Hugo

41. “The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.” ― Victor Hugo

42. “The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.” ― Victor Hugo

43. “The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.” ― Victor Hugo

44. “The soul helps the body, and at certain moments raises it. It is the only bird that sustains its cage.” ― Victor Hugo

45. “The soul in the darkness sins, but the real sinner is he who caused the darkness.” ― Victor Hugo

46. “The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man.” ― Victor Hugo

47. “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves—say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ― Victor Hugo

48. “Then live your life, above all things. Make use of your I while you have it.” ― Victor Hugo

49. “There are instincts which respond to all the chance meetings in life. The little girl was not afraid.” ― Victor Hugo

50. “There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.” ― Victor Hugo

51. “To love and be loved, that is the miracle of youth.” ― Victor Hugo

52. “To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo

53. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” ― Victor Hugo

54. “What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.” ― Victor Hugo

55. “When two mouths, made sacred by love, draw near to each other to create, it is impossible, that above that ineffable kiss there should not be a thrill in the immense mystery of the stars.” ― Victor Hugo

56. “You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.” ― Victor Hugo

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