Honor De Balzac Quotes

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.

Honor de Balzac

Man dies in despair while the Spirit dies in ecstasy.

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Wisdom is the understanding of celestial things to which the Spirit is brought by Love.

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The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the physical presence.

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People exaggerate both happiness and unhappiness; we are never so fortunate nor so unfortunate as people say we are.

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All human power is a compound of time and patience.

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Those who spend too fast never grow rich.

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When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

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Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it.

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A widow has two tasks before her, whose duties clash: she is a mother, and yet she must exercise parental authority.

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Political liberty, the tranquility of a nation, nay, knowledge itself, are gifts on which destiny has laid a tax of blood!

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Our most cruel enemies are our nearest in blood!... Kings have neither brothers, nor sons, nor mothers.

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When religion and royalty are destroyed the people will attack the nobles; after the nobles, the rich.

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The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.

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Like many widows, she came to the unwise decision of remarrying.

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Love in the abstract is not enough for a great man in poverty; he has need of its utmost devotion... She who is really a wife, one in heart, flesh, and bone, must follow wherever he leads, in whom her life, her strength, her pride, and happiness are centered.

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