Honore de Balzac

1799 - 1850

A Quote by Honore de Balzac on love, poetry, and senses

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on work, passion, and fulfillment

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

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A Quote by Honore de Balzac

It is quite right what they say: the three most beautiful sights in the world are a ship in full sail, a galloping horse, and a woman dancing.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honore de Balzac

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on circumstance, events, good, bad, and principles

There are no principles; there are only events. There is no good and bad, there are only circumstances.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

Source: The 48 Laws of Power, Pages: xx

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on art, history, humanity, passion, religion, and romance

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on eternity, idealism, laws, patience, and world

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals-that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on power

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

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on day, difficulty, husbands, reason, simplicity, and time

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.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

Source: The Physiology of Marriage, 1829

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on needs and solitude

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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