The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
A city (Paris) where great ideas perish, done to death by a witticism.
Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that...
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it...
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the...
Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate...
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their...
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire.
Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love...
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
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...
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no...
Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion...