honore de balzac Quotes

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
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— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: women virtue
— Honore de Balzac
Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring.
tags: people inspire
— Honore de Balzac
Forgetting is the great secret of strong and creative lives.
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— Honore de Balzac
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
tags: believe soul immortality marriage
— Honore de Balzac
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
tags: existence
— Honore de Balzac
Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.
tags: men women compassion angel
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: men women
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: live
— Honore de Balzac
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
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— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: kiss imagination
— Honore de Balzac
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
tags: heart forgiveness mother
— Honore de Balzac
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
— Honore de Balzac
Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
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— Honore de Balzac
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
tags: power talent
— Honore de Balzac
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.
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— Honore de Balzac
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, ...
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— Honore de Balzac
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.
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— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: action
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: happiness work energy illusion courage
— 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...
tags: ideas
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: human race
— Honore de Balzac
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
tags: existence
— Honore de Balzac
Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of Ignorance
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— 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.
tags: time men women music absurd
— Honore de Balzac
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
tags: crimes lies
— Honore de Balzac
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
tags: pleasure
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: nature
— Honore de Balzac
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
tags: happiness future past memory mother
— Honore de Balzac
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
tags: law
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: believe lies
— Honore de Balzac
A mother who is really a mother is never free.
tags: mother
— Honore de Balzac
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.
tags: truth men live world law praise
— Honore de Balzac
Want him to be more of a man? Try being more of a woman!
— Honore de Balzac
honore de balzac
Birth    : May 20, 1799
Death  : August 18, 1850
Occupation  : Novelist