"Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Victor Hugo on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Victor Hugo on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Victor Hugo on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Victor Hugo on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Victor Hugo on C. S. Lewis
"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!"