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Honore de Balzac



    If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

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

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    Love is the poetry of the senses.

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    The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

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    No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

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    One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

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

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

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    I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.

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    Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

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    A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

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    A mother who is really a mother is never free.

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    A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.

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    The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.

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    Love is a game in which one always cheats.

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    Woman has this in common with angels, that suffering beings belong especially to her

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    To our shame a woman is never so much attached to us as when we suffer

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    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 our virtues.

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    What is art? Nature concentrated.

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    A woman who has made fun of her husband can love him no more

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

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    A city (Paris) where great ideas perish, done to death by a witticism

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    Men are so made that they can resist sound argument, and yet yield to a glance.

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    There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

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    Love passes quickly, and passes like a street Arab, anxious to mark his way with mischief

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