Honore de Balzac Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Honore de Balzac quotes and Honore de Balzac sayings, and Honore de Balzac proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering, whether by reason of its genuine humility, or indifference, or sheer helplessness."

"Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling."

"A jealous husband doesn’t doubt his wife, but himself."

"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."

"A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning."

"I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me."

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."

"Sometimes at the best moments a single word or a look is enough."

"When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt."

"Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine."

"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact."

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."

"First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time."

"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true."

"Suicide , moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society"

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."

"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle."

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