Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate...
What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two...
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his...
A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender,...
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like...
All human power is a compound of time and patience.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy...
Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint...
When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after...
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the...
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not...
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
And thus Bureaucracy, the giant power wielded by pygmies, came into the world
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible