Aphorisms by author: Victor Hugo

The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.
By theme : Future
The greatness of nation is not measured by its number just like the greatness of man is not measured by its height. The only measure is intelligence and moral character.
By theme : Character
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
By theme : Thought
To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
By theme : Men Person
Poverty and wealth are comparative sins.
By theme : Morality Wealth
He, who opens a school door, closes a prison.
By theme : Education Society
Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.
By theme : Feelings
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
By theme : Wit
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
By theme : Life Love
Take all reasonable advantage of that which the present may offer you. It is the only time, which is ours. Yesterday is buried forever, and tomorrow we may never see.
By theme : Reason Time
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
By theme : Happiness Life Love
No one keeps a secret so well as a child.
By theme : Behavior Childhood
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
By theme : Feelings Wit Women
Whatever happens to you, it will previously have happened to everyone you know, only more so.
By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
The smaller the heart, the bigger the hate it shelters.
By theme : Hatred
A wretched woman is more unfortunate than a wretched man.
By theme : Men Women
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
By theme : Thought Work
The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity, in a girl it is boldness. The two sexes have a tendency to approach, and each assumes the qualities of the other.
By theme : Behavior Love Psychology
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
By theme : Politics Society
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