Honore De Balzac Quotes & Wallpapers

Honore De Balzac
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Behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Honore De Balzac

Finance, like time, devours its own children. Honore De Balzac

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. Honore De Balzac

Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. Honore De Balzac

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother! Honore De Balzac

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed. Honore De Balzac

When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich. Honore De Balzac

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps. Honore De Balzac

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human. Honore De Balzac

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul. Honore De Balzac

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life. Honore De Balzac

There is a cure for temptation. What? Yielding to it. Honore De Balzac

White and shining virgin of all human virtues, ark of the covenant between earth and heaven, tender and strong companion partaking of the lion and of the lamb, Prayer! Prayer will give you the key of heaven! Bold and pure as innocence, strong, like all that is single and simple, this glorious, invincible Queen rests, nevertheless, on the material world; she takes possession of it; like the sun, she clasps it in a circle of light. Honore De Balzac

La femme marie e est un esclave qu'il faut savoir mettre sur un tro" n e. A married woman is a slave whom one must put on a throne. Honore De Balzac



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