Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
Honore De Balzac Quotes
A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a...
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their...
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of...
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect..
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world,...
Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up...
The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on...
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion...
Those who spend too fast never grow rich.
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate...