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French Novelist He developed the realistic novel describing French society in Comedie Humaine (1841). 1799-1850
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Misfortune, no less than happiness, inspires us to dream.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Men and Women
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being at ease with yourself
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
One exits with one's husband -- one lives with one's lover.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Sometimes at the best moments a single word or a look is enough.
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Men and WomenPassion
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true
The glory of surgeons is like that of actors, who exist only in their lifetime and whose talent is no longer appreciable once they have disappeared.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Mother's dayMothers
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
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