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 Honoré de Balzac - “At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist there can only be promise of the coming woman.”
 Honore Balzac - “Conviction brings a silent, indefinable beauty into faces made of the commonest human clay the devout worshiper at any shrine reflects something of its golden glow, even as the glory of a noble love shines like a sort of light from a woman's face”
 Honoré 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.”
 Honoré 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.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Power is action the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.”
 Honore Balzac - “It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Necessity is the spur of genius.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “One exits with one's husband -- one lives with one's lover.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “With monuments as with men, position means everything.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “I am laughing to think what risks you take to try to find money in a desk by night where the legal owner can never find any by day.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Journalism is a giant catapult set in motion by pygmy hatreds.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “It is as easy to dream a book as it is hard to write one.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Modesty is the conscience of the body.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “I should like one of these days to be so well known, so popular, so celebrated, so famous, that it would permit me . . . to break wind in society, and society would think it a most natural thing.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “You may imitate, but never counterfeit.”

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