Famous Quotes by Honore De Balzac
What is art Nature concentrated.
I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
The more one judges the less one loves.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often but by striking true.
Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything familiarity.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
There is not great talent without great will power.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
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