Honore De Balzac Quotes

Poverty is a divine stepmother who does for youths what their own mothers were unable to do. It introduces them to frugality, to the world and to life.

Honore de Balzac

A man's own vanity is a swindler that never lacks for a dupe.

Honore de Balzac

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation

Honore de Balzac

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.

Honore De Balzac

A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.

Honore de Balzac

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

Honore de Balzac

"... me," she replied, looking at him with the coquettish slyness of a woman who is not ...

Honore de Balzac

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