Victor Hugo: Purse Emptied, Heart Filled

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Victor Hugo Money Quote saying when we give we feel good about it and more when we give all we can afford. Victor Hugo said:
 
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“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled” — Victor Hugo

 

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In this quote, Victor Hugo seems to be suggesting that financial losses or having an “emptied purse” can paradoxically enrich one’s character and inner life.

The implication is that when material resources dwindle, what fills the void is an increased focus on relationships, community, personal growth and higher values rather than possessions.

The best interpretation is that Hugo believed having less money forces people to discover non-monetary sources of fulfillment and meaning, so that as external resources decrease one’s “heart is filled” by developing greater inner strength, compassion and purpose.

The quote conveys Hugo’s view that having an emptied purse can cultivate a fullness of spirit.

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