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.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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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.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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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 forgiveness, heart, and motherhood

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

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on heart and women

There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman's glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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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.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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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.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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