Honore De Balzac

French realist novelist (1799 - 1850)

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Imagination helps bring out the realism of every detail and only sees the beauties of the work.Rate it:
All human power is a compound of time and patience.Rate it:
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.Rate it:
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.Rate it:
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.Rate it:
Finance, like time, devours its own children.Rate it:
If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.Rate it:
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.Rate it:
Modesty is the conscience of the body.Rate it:
No man should marry before he has studied anatomy and dissected the body of a woman.Rate it:
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.Rate it:
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.Rate it:
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.Rate it:
This coffee plunges into the stomach...the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop...the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp-shooters.Rate it:
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.Rate it:
You may imitate, but never counterfeit.Rate it:

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