To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
Honore De Balzac Quotes
Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of...
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy...
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without...
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
A city (Paris) where great ideas perish, done to death by a witticism.
Genius is intensity
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the...
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their...
Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured,...
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the...