one of the most distinguished French writers, was born February 26th, 1802, at Besancon, where his father was then commandant of the garrison. He early acquired distinction by his poetic effusions, and before he was thirty years of age, his published works were numerous, and his name famous. Odes and ballads, romances, dramas, etc., flowed from his prolific pen. Shortly before the revolution of 1830, a literary revolution took place, at the head of which was Hugo. A band of young men, imaginative, ardent, and confident, sought to renovate French literature by departing from classic rules and models, substituting a varied and very irregular verse for the monotonous Alexandrines of the old school. The new school, "la jeune France," as they called themselves, formed the Romanticists, and their opponents the Classicists. The literary war which arose lasted for several years.
Victor Hugo Quotes
England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare,but the Bible made England.
Be a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
To destroy abuses is not enough; Habits must also be changed. The windmill has gone, but the wind is still there.
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.