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Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 - 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siécles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty.

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Victor Hugo: The future

The future has several names.
For the weak, it is "impossible".
For the fainthearted, it is "unknown".
For the thoughtful and valiant, it is "ideal".

Friday Sep 30, 2016

Victor Hugo: Life is short

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Thursday Feb 4, 2016

Victor Hugo: Strength or Will?

People do not lack strength, they lack will.

Wednesday Jan 27, 2016

Victor Hugo: Balance and harmony

To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.

Monday Jan 18, 2016

Victor Hugo: Laughter

Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.

Tuesday Jan 12, 2016

Victor Hugo: The darkest night

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

Monday Nov 30, 2015

Victor Hugo: The greatest happiness of life

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves

Tuesday Nov 3, 2015

Victor Hugo: Music

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.