Honore De Balzac Quotes

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Honore de Balzac

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact

Honore de Balzac

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt

Honore de Balzac

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Honore de Balzac

A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent

Honore de Balzac

When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned.

Honore de Balzac

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

Honore de Balzac

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Honore de Balzac

The prodigality of millionaires is comparable only to their greed of gain. Let some whim or passion seize them and money is of no account. In fact these Croesuses find whims and passions harder to come by than gold.

Honore de Balzac

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Honore de Balzac

Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.

Honore de Balzac

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.

Honore De Balzac

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Honore De Balzac

Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.

Honore de Balzac

In a husband there is only a man; in a married woman there is a man, a father, and mother, and a woman.

Honore de Balzac

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac

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