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Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.
Honoré de Balzac
Those who spend too fast never grow rich.
Honoré de Balzac (At the Sign of the Cat and Racket, 1830)
Who is to decide which is the grimmer sight: withered hearts, or empty skulls?
Honoré de Balzac (Le Peré Goriot, 1835)
The more a man judges, the less he loves. 
Honoré de Balzac (The Physiology of Marriage, 1829)
Behind every great fortune there is a great crime.
Honoré de Balzac (Le Peré Goriot, 1835)
There is something great and terrible about suicide. 
Honoré de Balzac (La Peau de chagrin, 1831)
A child is tied to our heart-strings.
Honoré de Balzac (Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées, 1842)
Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Honoré de Balzac (Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées, 1842)
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.
Honoré de Balzac (Une Fille d'Ève, 1839)
Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser’s gains are ours without his cares. 
Honoré de Balzac (La Peau de chagrin, 1831)
Ah! What pleasure it must be to a woman to suffer for the one she loves!
Honoré de Balzac (Le Peré Goriot, 1835)
But does not happiness come from the soul within? 
Honoré de Balzac (La Peau de chagrin, 1831)
The most real of all splendors are not in outward things, they are within us.
Honoré de Balzac (Seraphita, 1835)
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Honoré de Balzac (Seraphita, 1835)
Death unites as well as separates.
Honoré de Balzac (Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées, 1842)
Clouds signify the veil of the Most High.
Honoré de Balzac (Seraphita, 1835)
If youth were not ignorant and timid, civilization would be impossible.
Honoré de Balzac (Le Peré Goriot, 1835)
A marriage is a fight to the death. 
Honoré de Balzac (The Physiology of Marriage, 1829)
Equality may be a right, but no power on earth can convert it into fact.
Honoré de Balzac (La Duchesse de Langeais, 1834)
Our heart is a treasury; if you pour out all its wealth at once, you are bankrupt.
Honoré de Balzac (Le Peré Goriot, 1835)
All human power is a compound of time and patience.
Honoré de Balzac (Eugenie Grandet, 1833)
When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa. 
Honoré de Balzac (La Peau de chagrin, 1831)
Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
Honoré de Balzac (Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées, 1842)
Lovers have a way of using this word "nothing" which implies exactly the opposite.
Honoré de Balzac (Une Fille d'Ève, 1839)
What is art.. but nature concentrated?
Honoré de Balzac (Illusion perdues, 1839)
All happiness depends on courage and work.
Honoré de Balzac
The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the physical presence.
Honoré de Balzac (Le curé de Tours, 1832)
Thinking is seeing... all poetry like every work of art proceeds from a swift vision of things.
Honoré de Balzac (Louis Lambert, 1832)
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. 
Honoré de Balzac (The Physiology of Marriage, 1829)
Women are always true, even in the midst of their greatest falsities, because they are always influenced by some natural feeling.
Honoré de Balzac (Le Peré Goriot, 1835)
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Honoré de Balzac Biography

Born: May 20, 1799
Died: August 18, 1850

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. He is undoubtedly most famous for his novel collection
"La Comédie humaine". He was also a prominent figure in 19th century realism.

Notable Works
La Comedie humaine
   Les Chouans
(1829)
   Sarrasine
(1830)
   La Peau de chagrin
(1831)
   Le Curé de Tours
(1832)
   Eugénie Grandet
(1833)
   Le Peré Goriot
(1835)
   La Rabouilleuse
(1842)
   Illusions perdues
(1837 - 1843)
   La Cousine Bette
(1846)
   Le Cousin Pons
(1847)
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