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35 Famous Quotes by Honore de Balzac
5/20/1799 - 8/18/1850
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Honore de Balzac     Honoré Balssa     Balzac
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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.

Vocation Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

Cruelty Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together

Cruelty Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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The more one judges, the less one loves.

Judgement Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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

Exaggeration Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Love is a game in which one always cheats.

Cheating Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Bureaucracy Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Love is a game in which one always cheats.

Cute Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Finance, like time, devours its own children.

Finance Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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It's a wise husband who will buy his wife such fine china that she won't trust him to wash the dishes

Husbands Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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

Misfortune Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Modesty Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Sometimes at the best moments a single word or a look is enough.

Moments Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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What is art? Nature concentrated.

Nature Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

Relatives Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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God is the author, men are only the players. These grand pieces which are played upon earth have been composed in heaven. [Fr., Dieu est le poete, les hommes ne sont que les acteurs. Ces grandes pieces qui se jouent sur la terre ont ete composees dans le ciel.]

World Quotes, by Honore de Balzac , Source: Socrate Chretien

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Does anyone know where these gondolas of Paris come from? [Fr., Ne sait on pas ou viennent ces gondoles Parisiennes?]

Livery Quotes, by Honore de Balzac , Source: Physiologie du Mariage (N.Q.S. 5, IV, 499, V, 195)

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

Passion Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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

Exaggeration Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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A mother who is really a mother is never free.

Mothers Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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

Politics / government Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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

Politics / government Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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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.

All about love Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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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.

Friends / friendship Quotes, by Honore de Balzac

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