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Honore de Balzac Quotes

105 Honore de Balzac quotes:

"Misfortune, no less than happiness, inspires us to dream."
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"A woman must be a genius to create a good husband."
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
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"To our shame a woman is never so much attached to us as when we suffer"
"Wit needs leisure, and certain inequalities of position"
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"Love is the poetry of the senses."
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
"A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way."
"First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time."
"There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power."
"Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love."
"Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation."
"What is art? Nature concentrated."
"The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman."
"The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one."
"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."
"What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?"
"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital."
"In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls."
"The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband."

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