Who was Victor Hugo?
Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Born on 26 February 1802, Hugo was a human rights activist and the man who campaigned for the abolition of death penalty. He is also called Saint Hugo Hugo in the Vietnamese religion of Cao Dai, which blends Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity.
Here are some of the quotes on wisdom by the writer of Les Contemplations, La Légende des siècles, Les Misérables, and Notre-Dame de Paris.
Famous Quotes by Victor Hugo
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.
He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends
Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.
You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.
Not being heard is no reason for silence.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
People do not lack strength; they lack the will.