"There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Victor Hugo on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Victor Hugo on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Victor Hugo on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Victor Hugo on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Victor Hugo on Winston Churchill
"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!"