Honoré de Balzac Quotes

French novelist and playwright

Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.
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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
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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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To provoke laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
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Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance.
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Our greatest fears lie in anticipation.
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Reading brings us unknown friends.
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Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
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Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
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Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
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It is absurd to pretend that one cannot love the same woman always, as to pretend that a good artist needs several violins to execute a piece of music.
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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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Women are always true, even in the midst of their greatest falsities, because they are always influenced by some natural feeling.
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Love is the reduction of the universe to the single being, and the expansion of a single being, even to God.
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All happiness depends on courage and work.
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For avarice begins where poverty ends.
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First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.
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Men are perfectly willing to abandon a woman but they refuse to be.
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Women themselves are so happy, and so beautiful, when they’re strong, that they naturally choose powerful men, even if that power’s so enormous there’s a real risk it could shatter them.
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Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion history art and romance would be useless.
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