Find important quotes and citations by the author Honore de Balzac.
Quote 1913There are moments in life when all we can bear is the sense that our friend is near us; our wounds would wince at the touch of consoling words, that would reveal the depths of our pain.
Quote 1684Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught
Quote 1392Love is the poetry of the senses.
Quote 1344A mother who is really a mother is never free
Quote 1334It 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
Quote 1304When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues
Quote 1173I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race
Quote 1067Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
Quote 962Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other
Quote 777The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin
Quote 776No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman
Quote 741One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.