Honore de Balzac Quotes

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

Honore de Balzac

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

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

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

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

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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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