Honore De Balzac Quotes

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

Honore De Balzac

Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes.

Honore de Balzac

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.

Honore de Balzac

Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.

Honore de Balzac

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

Honore de Balzac

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

Honore De Balzac

Prostitution and robbery are two living protests, respectively female and male, made by the natural state against the social state.

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

Necessity is often the spur to genius.

Honore de Balzac

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

Honore de Balzac

Finance, like time, devours its own children.

Honore de Balzac

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.

Honore de Balzac

The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.

Honore De Balzac

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

Honore de Balzac

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