What is art? Nature concentrated.
Quote by Honore De Balzac
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their...
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint...
Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other...
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile.
The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which...
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
A city (Paris) where great ideas perish, done to death by a witticism.
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it...
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule....
A man is a poor creature compared to a woman.
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no...
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two...
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.