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    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: humanity  novel  passion 
     
    When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: women  virtue 
     
    Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: people  inspire 
     
    Forgetting is the great secret of strong and creative lives.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: secret  live  strong  creative 
     
    One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
    — Honore de Balzac
    An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: existence 
     
    Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: men  women  compassion  angel 
     
    Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
    — Honore de Balzac
    A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: men  women 
     
    Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: live 
     
    Modesty is the conscience of the body.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: body  conscience 
     
    I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: kiss  imagination 
     
    The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
    — Honore de Balzac
    Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
    — Honore de Balzac
    Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: fear  cruelty 
     
    There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: power  talent 
     
    A courage which looks easy & yet is rare; the courage of a teacher repeating day after day the same lessons - the least rewarded of all forms of courage.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: lessons  courage 
     
    True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, ...
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: true 
     
    When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: power  doubt 
     
    Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
    — Honore de Balzac
    The more one judges, the less one loves.
    — Honore de Balzac
    It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: action 
     
    You may imitate, but never counterfeit.
    — Honore de Balzac
    All happiness depends on courage and work. I have had many periods of wretchedness, but with energy and above all with illusions, I pulled through them all.
    — Honore de Balzac
    Coffee falls into the stomach... ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop... the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink...
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: ideas 
     
    Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.
    — Honore de Balzac
    I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: human  race 
     
    Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: existence 
     
    Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of Ignorance
    — Honore de Balzac
    It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: time  men  women  music  absurd 
     
    Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: crimes  lies 
     
    In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: pleasure 
     
    Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
    — Honore de Balzac
    Art's greatest efforts are invariably a timid counterfeit of Nature.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: nature 
     
    A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
    — Honore de Balzac
    Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: law 
     
    The press is like a woman: sublime when it lies, it will not let go until it has forced you to believe it. The public, like a foolish husband, always succumbs.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: believe  lies 
     
    A mother who is really a mother is never free.
    — Honore de Balzac
    tags: mother 
     
    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
    tags: truth  men  live  world  law  praise 
     
    Want him to be more of a man? Try being more of a woman!
    — Honore de Balzac
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    honore de balzac
    Birth    : May 20, 1799
    Death  : August 18, 1850
    Occupation  : Novelist