Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch



YSU IJEVAN BRANCH is pleased to represent sayings and quotes by a renowned writer Victor Hugo:

  1. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
  2. There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
  3. An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
  4. The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
  5. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
  6. What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
  7. Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
  8. When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
  9. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
  10. Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.     
  11. Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
  12. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
  13. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
  14. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
  15. Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.     
  16. He sought to transform the grief that looks down into the grave by showing it the grief that looks up to the stars.
  17. People do not lack strength; they lack will.
  18. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.
  19. Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
  20. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.     
  21. Progress is the stride of God.
  22. Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
  23. Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.     
  24. It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
  25. Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
  26. There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
  27. There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
  28. Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.
  29. The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
  30. Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
  31. When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
  32. A great artist is a great man in a great child.     
  33. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.     
  34. I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.
  35. Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
  36. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.
  37. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.