Honor De Balzac Quotes

Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.

Honor de Balzac

A mother, who is really a mother, is never free.

Honor de Balzac

A mothers life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Honor de Balzac

A year at the breast is quite enough; children who are suckled longer are said to grow stupid, and I am all for popular sayings.

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Ah! how much a mother learns from her child! The constant protection of a helpless being forces us to so strict an alliance with virtue, that a woman never shows to full advantage except as a mother. Then alone can her character expand in the fulfillment of all lifes duties and the enjoyment of all its pleasures.

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Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.

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Love may be the fairest gem which Society has filched from Nature; but what is motherhood save Nature in her most gladsome mood? A smile has dried my tears.

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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.

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Virtue, my pet, is an abstract idea, varying in its manifestations with the surroundings. Virtue in Provence, in Constantinople, in London, and in Paris bears very different fruit, but is none the less virtue.

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Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.

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It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.

Honor de Balzac

A husband who submits to his wifes yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A womans influence ought to be entirely concealed.

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Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

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A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.

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Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.

Honor de Balzac

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