Honore de Balzac

1799 - 1850

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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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on cruelty and fear

Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on crime and fortune

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on patience, power, and time

All human power is a compound of time and patience.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on colors and existence

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

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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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.

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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.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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