Quotes by Honoré de Balzac

Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
– Honoré de Balzac

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To provoke laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
– Honoré de Balzac

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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.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Love is a game in which one always cheats.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Ah! What pleasure it must be to a woman to suffer for the one she loves!
― Honoré de Balzac

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Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
– Honore de Balzac

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Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
– Honoré de Balzac

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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.
– Honoré de Balzac

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

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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.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance.
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All happiness depends on courage and work.
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The more one judges, the less one loves.
– Honoré de Balzac

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

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