Quotes by Honore De Balzac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.

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

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

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom to serve all, but love only one.

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

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

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.

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.

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

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