portrait of Victor Hugo
Photographer unknown, 1884

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Quotes of the Day for 26 February 2002 – Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was born two centuries ago today at Besancon, France. (The French are making a big deal out of his bicentennial.) His output of poetry, plays, and novels was prodigious, he is probably best known today for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) and Les Miserables (1862).

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The quotes:

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Dream no small dreams. They have no power to stir the souls of men.

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
     - All today's quotes are from Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

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