Victor Hugo Quotes (340 quotes)
“A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.”
Variant translation: "He felt even that a creditor is worse than a master; for a master owns only your person, a creditor owns your dignity and can belabor that." - Les Misérables (1862), Volume 3: Marius, Chapter 2: Marius Poor
Selected Poems from the Edition Definitive (1897 edition)
The Works of Victor Hugo (2010 edition), BookCaps Study Guides - ISBN: 9781610420037
Les Misérables (1862), Volume Four: ST. DENIS, Book VIII - Enchantments and Desolations
Les misérables (1863 edition)
“I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.”
Hugo's Works (2007 edition), Wildside Press LLC - ISBN: 9781434489104
Victor Hugo's intellectual autobiography: (Postscriptum de ma vie); being the last of the unpublished works and embodying the author's ideas on literature, philosophy and religion (1971 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsVictor Hugo
Born: February 26, 1802
Died: May 22, 1885 (aged 83)
Occupation: Author, poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, statesman
Bio: Victor Hugo, in full Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most well-known of all the French Romantic writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem.