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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no
power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Coffee is a great power in my life.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of
wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
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could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you
will always find forgiveness.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
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.
Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
About Honore de Balzac
Quotes 73 sayings Nationality French Profession Novelist Birthday May 20, 1799
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
You may imitate, but never counterfeit.
people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
A mother who is really a mother is never free.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
Everything is bilateral in the domain of thought.
Ideas are binary. Janus is the myth of criticism and the symbol of genius. Only God is triangular!
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Coffee falls into the stomach ... ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop ... the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink...
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
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 out virtues.
During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something.
But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
The woman you buy takes a great deal of money.
The woman who gives herself to you takes all your money.
The endless legacy of the past to the present is the secret source of human genius.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman;
they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment;
the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.