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Quotations by author » Honore de Balzac
French Novelist He developed the realistic novel describing French society in Comedie Humaine (1841). 1799-1850
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A city (Paris) where great ideas perish, done to death by a witticism
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A courage which looks easy and yet is rare; the courage of a teacher repeating day after day the same lessons - the least rewarded of all forms of courage
CourageTeachers and teaching
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
Husbands
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
MarriageMen and WomenRelationships
A husband and wife who have separate bedrooms have either drifted apart or found happiness
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Jealousy
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way.
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A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent
PrideTalent
A mother who is really a mother is never free.
Mothers
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
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A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
Cute loveLove
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
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A woman who has made fun of her husband can love him no more
MarriageWomen
All happiness depends on courage and work
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All human power is a compound of time and patience.
PowerTime
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
ArtHistoryPassion
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
Fulfilment
And thus Bureaucracy, the giant power wielded by pygmies, came into the world
Bureaucracy
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
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Believe anything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad
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