It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
Honore De Balzac Quotes
All human power is a compound of time and patience.
The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but...
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Conviction brings a silent, indefinable beauty into faces made of the commonest human clay; the...
Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the...
Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their...
Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.
To our shame a woman is never so much attached to us as when we...
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to...
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his...
It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary...
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.