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
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that...
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint...
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you...
All human power is a compound of time and patience.
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect..
Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused...
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
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...
Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment...
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of...
When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that...
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the...
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of...
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.