Quotes by Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.

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Quote by Honoré de Balzac

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

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A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

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Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

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The more one judges, the less one loves.

Love
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Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

Law
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Love is the poetry of the senses.

Love
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There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Talent
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Book Quote by Honoré de Balzac from Père Goriot

It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.

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Book Quote by Honoré de Balzac from Père Goriot

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.

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