Honor De Balzac Quotes

The passion of love is essentially selfish, while motherhood widens the circle of our feelings.

Honor de Balzac

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Honor de Balzac

The fact is that love is of two kinds one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

Honor de Balzac

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

Honor de Balzac

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.

Honor de Balzac

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

Honor de Balzac

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

Honor de Balzac

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

Honor de Balzac

All human power is a compound of time and patience.

Honor de Balzac

All human power is a compound of time and patience.

Honor de Balzac

Those who spend too fast never grow rich.

Honor de Balzac

A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honor de Balzac

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

Honor de Balzac

I prefer thought to action, an idea to a transaction, contemplation to activity.

Honor de Balzac

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