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 Honoré de Balzac - “Behind every fortune there is a crime.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Men are so made that they can resist sound argument, and yet yield to a glance.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to show a ready wit all day long than to produce an occasional bon mot.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “A mother who is really a mother is never free.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutang trying to play the violin.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “What is art Nature concentrated.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “We cannot confront solitude without moral resources.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “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.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “I prefer thought to action, an idea to an event, reflection to activity.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.”
 Honoré de Balzac - “Cruelty and fear shake hands together.”

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