Honore' de Balzac

Honore de Balzac (20 May 1799 - 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comedie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napol?on Bonaparte in 1815

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A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.
I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be wiity every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything familiarity.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
What is art Nature concentrated.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

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