Quotes by Honore De Balzac

All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.

Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect without esteem they cannot exist esteem is the first demand that they make of love.

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!

There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile.

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

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

Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.

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.

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