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Quotes By Honoré de Balzac

DOB
:
20-05-1799
DOD
:
18-08-1850

Novelist Honoré de Balzac was born on 20th May 1799 AD. Honoré de Balzac was 51 years old when he died on 18th August 1850 AD. In his life Honoré de Balzac was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

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.

- Honoré de Balzac

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

- Honoré de Balzac

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

- Honoré de Balzac

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

- Honoré de Balzac

A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.

- Honoré de Balzac

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

- Honoré de Balzac

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

- Honoré de Balzac

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

- Honoré de Balzac

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way.

- Honoré de Balzac

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

- Honoré de Balzac

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

- Honoré de Balzac

A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.

- Honoré de Balzac

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

- Honoré de Balzac

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.

- Honoré de Balzac

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.

- Honoré de Balzac

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

- Honoré de Balzac

Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.

- Honoré de Balzac

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

- Honoré de Balzac

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