"People do not lack strength they lack will."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Victor Hugo on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Victor Hugo on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Victor Hugo on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Victor Hugo on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Victor Hugo on Ernest Hemingway
"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!"