Honore de Balzac Quotes


105 Honore de Balzac quotes:



"Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence."
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"A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over."
"The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste."
"A mother who is really a mother is never free."
"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."
"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other."
"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact."
"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
"Love is the poetry of the senses."
"The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other."
"No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman."
"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."
"I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race."
Author: Balzac Quotes Category: Finance Quotes
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
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"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
Author: Balzac Quotes Category: French Novelist Quotes Moms Quotes
"It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment."
Author: Balzac Quotes Category: French Novelist Quotes Moms Quotes
"An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence."
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea."



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