Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)
Contributed by: Zaady
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
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.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
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.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
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.
Source: The Physiology of Marriage, 1829
The house is turned entirely upside down when the hen crows and the cock is silent.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Numbers are intellectual witnesses that belong only to mankind.
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