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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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The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman's glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
They ended as all great passions do end-----by a misunderstanding...
They must have the defects of their qualities.
Those sweetly smiling angels with pensive looks, innocent faces, and cash-boxes for hearts
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
To loaf is a science, to loaf is to live
To our shame a woman is never so much attached to us as when we suffer
Men and Women
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, and didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
We cannot confront solitude without moral resources.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
What is art? Nature concentrated.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
LoveMen and WomenWomen
Wit needs leisure, and certain inequalities of position
With monuments as with men, position means everything.
Woman has this in common with angels, that suffering beings belong especially to her
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