Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
Honore De Balzac Quotes
To our shame a woman is never so much attached to us as when we...
It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary...
Those who spend too fast never grow rich.
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the...
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the...
The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two...
A city (Paris) where great ideas perish, done to death by a witticism.
Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her...
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy...
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no...
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
The best way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence.
Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which...