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Best Honore de Balzac Quotes On Love :

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.

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The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

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It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

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The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.

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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.

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

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

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

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Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

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No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

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Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.

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

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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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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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Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.

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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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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.

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I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.

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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

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We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

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Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

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Finance, like time, devours its own children.

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A mother who is really a mother is never free.

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If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

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Who is Honore de Balzac ?

Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799-18 August 1850) was a French playwright and novelist.

The sequence of the novel La Comédie humaine, which depicts a panorama of French post-Napoleonic life, is commonly seen as its magnum opus. Balzac is known as one of the pioneers of realism in European literature, owing to his acute observation of detail and unfiltered portrayal of society.

He is known for his multifaceted characters; even his minor characters are nuanced, morally ambiguous and completely human.

Inanimate objects are also imbued with character; the town of Paris, a setting for most of its literature, assumes many human qualities. Several popular authors inspired his fiction, including novelists Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and Henry James, filmmaker François Truffaut, as well as influential thinkers including Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx.

Many of Balzac ‘s works have been made into movies, and they keep inspiring other artists. A keen reader and critical thinker as a boy, Balzac had trouble adjusting to his grammar school’s teaching style.

His stubborn attitude throughout his life caused problems and thwarted his hopes to succeed in the business world. After he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed in a law firm, but after wearying his inhumanity and banal routine, he turned his back on the study of law.

He had tried to be a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician before and throughout his career as a writer; he failed in all these attempts. La Comédie Humaine represents his struggles in real life, and contains scenes from his own experience.

Throughout his life, Balzac suffered from health issues probably because of his heavy writing schedule. His friendship with his family was always complicated by financial and personal turmoil, and over negative comments, he lost more than one partner.

In 1850, Balzac married Ewelina Hańska, a Polish aristocrat and his long-standing love; five months later, he died in Paris.