True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure.

— Honore de Balzac

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Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.


Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

Honore de Balzac quote Coffee is a great power in my life.

Coffee is a great power in my life.


The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.


In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.


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.


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From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts.


The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, forgotten because it was properly done.


All happiness depends on courage and work.


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.


It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.


Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring.


A jealous husband doesnt doubt his wife, but himself.


About Honore de Balzac

Quotes 619 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Novelist
Birthday May 20, 1799

Vivacity is the health of the spirit.


No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.


Give to a wounded heart seclusion; consolation nor reason ever effected anything in such a case.


How natural it is to destroy what we cannot possess, to deny what we do not understand, and to insult what we envy!


Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.


I can no longer think of anything but you.

In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.


A naked woman is less dangerous than one who spreads her skirt skillfully to cover and exhibit everything at once.


We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.


Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.


Cruelty and fear shake hands together.


Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent.

We love because we love.


As a rule, only the poor are generous.


The press is like a woman: sublime when it lies, it will not let go until it has forced you to believe it. The public, like a foolish husband, always succumbs.


The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.


The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.


An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.


Where poverty ceases, avarice begins.


Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.


Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.


Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of Ignorance


A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second;

with a husband it runs the other way.


Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.


One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.


Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.


Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.


Conviction brings a silent, indefinable beauty into faces made of the commonest human clay; the devout worshiper at any shrine reflects something of its golden glow, even as the glory of a noble love shines like a sort of light from a woman's face.


Like hunger, physical love is a necessity.

But man's appetite for amour is never so regular or so sustained as his appetite for the delights of the table.


If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.


The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.


In Paris, the greatest expression of personal satisfaction known to man is the smirk on the face of a male, highly pleased with himself as he leaves the boudoir of a lady.


Sometimes at the best moments a single word or a look is enough.'


All happiness depends on courage and work.

I have had many periods of wretchedness, but with energy and above all with illusions, I pulled through them all.


Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.


The glutton is much more than an animal and much less than a man.


Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.


Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.


The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.