Honore De Balzac Quotes

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart, like a viper in its hole.

Honore de Balzac

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

Honore de Balzac

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac

Necessity is often the spur to genius.

Honore de Balzac

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honore de Balzac

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

Honore de Balzac

No husband will ever be better avenged than by his wife's lover.

Honore de Balzac

Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.

Honore De Balzac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.

Honore de Balzac

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

Honore De Balzac

The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true.

Honore de Balzac

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

Honore De Balzac

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac

Novelty is both delightful and deceptive.

Honore de Balzac

Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.

Honore De Balzac

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