Victor Hugo


Victor Hugo, full name (Victor-Marie- Hugo) Born in on February 26th, 1802 and died on May 22nd, 1885 in Paris. He is a dramatist, poet, and novelist. Victor Hugo is known to be the most notable French Romantic writers. His famous novels are Les Misérables (1862) and  Notre-Dame de Paris (1831)


The Life Of Victor Hugo

Victor was the third child of his parents.  His father worked in the army, which led to an absence in the father figure during childhood. His parents later separated, and his mother raised him, and many of his early works reflected her faith and political views. As the years went by, he later abandoned his mother teachings and fell in a woman that she didn’t approve of. He waited until the death of his mother then got married.

Les Miserables 1862

This masterpiece was written in French by Victor Hugo but was translated into many different languages. Les Miserables is translated into “the miserable ones. There are many inspiring and heartbreaking things we can learn from this novel:

Definition of a Mother’s Love

 The character (Fatine) sends her daughter off for a better future. While she worked endless hours in a factory doing heavy labor to financially support her daughter from a far distance. The mother sold her jewelry, hair, and body to earn enough money for medicine when her daughter became sick. Victor Hugo portrays this character as a way of showing that a mother’s love is eternal and endless. This character also shows the difficult part of being a single mom. Similar to his own story of being raised by his mother. He said the following quote, “

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”
Children can change your life for the better

 Jean Valjean life turns around when he took innocent Cosette under his care. Victor Hugo had four children, and he experiences the joy of fatherhood for himself.

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Dreams don’t always come true

This is the harsh reality of life. Fantine child was sent away, her lover did not stay, and she was forced to sell her body to survive. While dreams can be a high motivation, obstacles can get in the way. And, plans will alternate. But, in the end, life will lead you in the right direction.

Men also have emotions

While society places a label on men as “being weak” for crying and displaying emotions, Victor encourages it in his novel, Les Miserables.  The character Marius presented his soft side by crying over deaths.

One small event or decision can change your life forever

 Jean Valjean stole a loaf of bread to feed his family and was thrown in prison for 19 years. While not relevant today but one small action or decision can really change our lives. This could be taking chances with investing, accidentally sending a confidential email to someone, being in the wrong relationship, studying the wrong subject in school, being trapped in your career, etc.


Victor Hugo Quotes:

Victor Hugo- Grandfather adoring grandson

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. Victor
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Daring is the price of progress– Victor Hugo

Daring is the price of progress. All splendid conquests are the prize of boldness, more or less. Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo- Careless Waste Of Time

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo On The Greatest Happiness Of Life

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite
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Victor Hugo-On Love Being Sweet

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
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Victor Hugo- When a woman is talking

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo- Love is a portion

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of
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Victor Hugo On Strength

People do not lack strength; they lack will. Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo- A Great Artist

A great artist is a great man in a great child.      Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo- Father and Son

He was not his father, and this was not his work; but he was the master, and this was his
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Victor Hugo On Being Broke

Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket. Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo On Bad Days

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.    Victor Hugo  
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Victor Hugo- Goodnight Quote

Good night! Good night! Far flies the light; But still God's love Shall shine above, Making all bright, Good night!
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Victor Hugo- The power of Ideas

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo- European Civil War

A war between Europeans is a civil war. Victor Hugo
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