"The ideal and the beautiful are identical the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form hence idea and substance are cognate."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Victor Hugo on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Victor Hugo on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Victor Hugo on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Victor Hugo on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Victor Hugo on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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!"