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Honore de Balzac quotes and sayings

Novelist | Born: May 20, 1799 - Died: August 18, 1850
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : The happier a man, the more apt he is to tremble. In hearts exclusively tender, anxiety and jealousy are in exact proportion to happiness.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : In smart society men are jealous of one another after the fashion of women.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : It is a singular fact that most men of action incline to the theory of fatalism, while the greater part of men of thought believe in providence.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Grief ennobles the commonest people because it has its own essential grandeur. To shine with the luster of grief, a person need only be sincere.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : A mother who is really a mother is never free.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : With every one, the expectation of a misfortune constitutes a dreadful, punishment. Suffering then assumes the proportions of the unknown, which is the soul's infinite.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : The best painters, as they progress in reputation and towards perfection, are found to dispense more and more with the technique of the art, for simpler methods. Simplicity never fails to charm.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Woman has this in common with angels, that suffering beings belong especially to her.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Most women wish to feel that their spirit has been violated. Do they not, indeed, flatter themselves on never yielding save to force?
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Those sweetly smiling angels with pensive looks, innocent faces, and cash-boxes for hearts.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Man can start with aversion and end with love, but if he begins with love and comes round to aversion he will never get back to love.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Authentic love always assumes the mystery of modesty, even in its expression, because actions speak louder than words. Unlike a feigned love, it feels no need to set a conflagration.
Honore de Balzac motivational quote : Lofty souls are always inclined to make a virtue of misfortune.