"The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Victor Hugo on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Victor Hugo on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Victor Hugo on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Victor Hugo on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Victor Hugo on Mahatma Gandhi
"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!"