Honore de Balzac

1799 - 1850

A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on colors and existence

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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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.

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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.

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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 silence

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The house is turned entirely upside down when the hen crows and the cock is silent.

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on judgment and love

The more one judges, the less one loves.

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on mankind

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Numbers are intellectual witnesses that belong only to mankind.

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