Honore de Balzac Quotes

Love is the poetry of the senses.

HonorČ de Balzac

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

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

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

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

There is something great and terrible about suicide.

Honoré 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

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