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Honore De Balzac
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At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman. Honore De Balzac
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The glory of surgeons is like that of actors, who exist only in their lifetime and whose talent is no longer appreciable once they have disappeared. Honore De Balzac
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Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring. Honore De Balzac
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He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men. Honore De Balzac
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Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything. Honore De Balzac
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Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes. Honore De Balzac
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Life is simply what out feelings do to us. Honore De Balzac
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Passion is born deaf and dumb. Honore De Balzac
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Love is like some fresh spring, first a stream and then a river, changing its aspect and its nature as it flows to plunge itself in some boundless ocean, where restricted natures only find monotony, but where great souls are engulfed in endless contemplation. Honore De Balzac
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Time is the only capital of those who just have their inteligence as fortune. Honore De Balzac
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Priests, magistrates and ladies never quite take off their gowns. Honore De Balzac
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Women? In order to realize how far these charming creatures we idealize can carry their cruelty, we must see them among themselves! Honore De Balzac
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Too great a display of delicacy can and does sometimes infringe upon de-cency. Honore De Balzac
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Doubt follows white-winged hope with trembling steps. Honore De Balzac
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Religious ecstasy is a madness of thought freed of its bodily bonds, whereas in the ecstasy of love, the forces of twin natures unite, blend and embrace one another. Honore De Balzac
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The prodigality of millionaires is comparable only to their greed of gain. Let some whim or passion seize them and money is of no account. In fact these Croesuses find whims and passions harder to come by than gold. Honore De Balzac
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Sometimes, one gesture comprises an entire drama, the accent of one word ruins an entire existence, and the indifference of one glance kills the happiest passion. Honore De Balzac
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Hatred like love feeds on the merest trifles. Everything adds to it. Just as the being we love can do no wrong, so the one we hate can do no right. Honore De Balzac
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The innocence of virgins is like milk which turns when exposed to a clap of thunder, to a tart smell, to a hot day, to the merest nothing. Honore De Balzac
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In Paris every man must have had a love affair. What woman wants something that no other woman ever wanted. Honore De Balzac
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Jealousy, an eminently credulous and suspicious passion, allows fancy the greatest possible play. But it does not bestow wit, it banishes all sense. Honore De Balzac
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Marriage must perforce fight against the all-devouring monster of habit. Honore De Balzac
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The secret of the nobility and beauty of great ladies lies in the art with which they can shed their veils. In such situations, they become like ancient statues. If they kept the merest scarf on, they would be lewd. Your bourgeois woman will always try to cover her nakedness. Honore De Balzac
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In the silence of their studios, busied for days at a time with works which leave the mind relatively free, painters become like women; their thoughts can revolve around the minor facts of life and penetrate their hidden meaning. Honore De Balzac
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Poets and men of action differ: the former yield to their feelings in order to reproduce them in lively colors, and therefore judge only ex post facto; the latter feel and judge at one and the same time. Honore De Balzac
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Foppery, being the chronic condition of women, is not so much noticed as it is when it breaks out on the person of the male bird. Honore De Balzac
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Love is the only passion which suffers neither past nor future. Honore De Balzac
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Women see everything or nothing according to the inclination of their hearts. Love is their sole light. Honore De Balzac
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All men can bear a familiar, definite misfortune better than the cruel alternations of a fate which, from one moment to another, brings excessive joy or sorrow. Honore De Balzac
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Pity is woman's sweetest charm. Honore De Balzac
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In all lands, sailors form a race apart. They profess a congenital contempt for landlubbers. As for the tradesman, he understands nothing of sailors nor cares a fig about them. He is content to rob them if he can. Honore De Balzac
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Self-love is as protective as the Deity; Disenchantment is as perspicacious as a surgeon; Experience is as provident as a mother. Such are the theologic virtues of marriage. Honore De Balzac
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The wounds of self-love turn incurable when the oxide of self-love gets into them. Honore De Balzac
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We must certainly acknowledge that solitude is a fine thing; but it is a pleasure to have some one who can answer, and to whom we can say, from time to time, that solitude is a fine thing. Honore De Balzac
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A girl fresh from a boarding school may perhaps be a virgin but no! she is never chaste. Honore De Balzac
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Virtue is always too much of a piece and too ignorant of those shades of feeling and of temperament that enable us to squint when we are placed in a false position. Honore De Balzac
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By and large, women have a faith and a morality peculiar to themselves; they believe in the reality of everything that serves their interest and their passions. Honore De Balzac
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Happiness lends poetic charms to woman, and dress adorns her like a delicate tinge of rouge. Honore De Balzac
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When a woman starts talking about her duty, her regard for appearances, and her respect for religion, she raises so many bulwarks which she delights to see captured by storm. Honore De Balzac
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To say to a rich man: You are poor! is to tell the Archbishop of Granada that his sermons are worthless. Honore De Balzac
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A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. Honore De Balzac
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Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it. Honore De Balzac
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Marriage is a fight to the death, before which the wedded couple ask a blessing from heaven, because it is the rashest of all undertakings to swear eternal love; the fight at once commences and victory, that is to say liberty, remains in the hands of the cleverer of the two. Honore De Balzac
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The questioning spirit is the rebellious spirit. A rebellion is always either a cloak to hide a prince, or the swaddling wrapper of a new rule. Honore De Balzac
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Nature knows nothing but solid bodies; your science deals only with combinations of surfaces. And so nature constantly gives the lie to all your laws; can you name one to which no fact makes an exception? Honore De Balzac
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Beaucoup d'hommes ont un orgueil qui les pousse a' cacher leurs combats et a' ne se montrer que victorieux. Many men have pride that causes them to hide their combats and to only show themselves victorious. Honore De Balzac
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Le coeur d'une me' re est un ab|"me au fond duquel se trouve toujours un pardon. A mother'sheart isanabyss atthebottomof whichthere is always forgiveness. Honore De Balzac
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We have long struggles with ourself, of which the outcome is one of our actions; they are, as it were, the inner side of human nature. This inner side is God's; the outer side belongs to men. Honore De Balzac
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For avarice begins where poverty ends. Honore De Balzac
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My writing table has seen all my wretchedness, knows all my plans, has overheard all my thoughts. Honore De Balzac
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A monster which devours everything - that is familiarity. Honore De Balzac
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A vocation is born to us all; happily most of us meet promptly our twin, - occupation. Honore De Balzac
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Tone is light in another shape. In music, instruments perform the functions of the colours employed in painting. Honore De Balzac
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Good befalls us while we sleep, sometimes. Honore De Balzac
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All human beings go through a previous life... Who knows how many fleshly forms the heir of heaven occupies before he can be brought to understand the value of that silence and solitude of spiritual worlds? Honore De Balzac
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The virtues we acquire, which develop slowly within us, are the invisible links that bind each one of our existences to the others - existences which the spirit alone remembers, for Matter has no memory for spiritual things. Honore De Balzac
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Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating. Honore De Balzac
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To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect. Honore De Balzac
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A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent. Honore De Balzac
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One can imagine the look the two lovers exchanged; it was like a flame, for virtuous lovers have not a shred of hypocrisy. Honore De Balzac
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He's got his dog trained so that it only does it on newspapers. The trouble is it does it when he's reading the blasted things. Honore De Balzac
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Memories beautify life, but the capacity to forget makes it bearable. Honore De Balzac
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I am not deep, but I am very wide, and it takes time to walk round me. Honore De Balzac
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Events are never absolute, their outcome depends entirely upon the individual. Misfortune is a stepping stone for a genius, the baptismal font of Christians, a treasure for the skillful man, and an abyss for the feeble. Honore De Balzac
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The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other. Honore De Balzac
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It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants. Honore De Balzac
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It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment. Honore De Balzac
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Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it. Honore De Balzac
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Those who spend too fast never grow rich. Honore De Balzac
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But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite. Honore De Balzac
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