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 :: 1799-1850, French Novelist

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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Vocation]

 

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

 

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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Pleasure]

 

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Power]

 

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Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Self-acceptance]

 

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I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Investments]

 

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To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Laughter]

 

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The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Love]

 

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Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Manners]

 

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A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Marriage]

 

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It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Marriage]

 

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Modesty]

 

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Finance, like time, devours its own children.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Money]

 

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A mother who is really a mother is never free.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Mothers]

 

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If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Painters and Painting]

 

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Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Forgiveness]

 

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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Fortune]

 

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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
~ Honore De Balzac - [Government]

 

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