"All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Victor Hugo on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Victor Hugo on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Victor Hugo on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Victor Hugo on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Victor Hugo on Booker T. Washington
"Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age."
"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
"Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book."
"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh."
"I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!"