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.

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

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

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

Coffee is a great power in my life.

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

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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.

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

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All happiness depends on courage and work.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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About Honore de Balzac

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

A jealous husband doesnt doubt his wife, but himself.

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Vivacity is the health of the spirit.

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

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

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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.

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

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

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

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

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

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

We love because we love.

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As a rule, only the poor are generous.

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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.

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

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Where poverty ceases, avarice begins.

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

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

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

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Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of Ignorance

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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.

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

with a husband it runs the other way.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness.

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All human power is a compound of time and patience.

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