Honore de Balzac Quotes:- Honore de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus.
Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.
He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human.
Inspirational Honore de Balzac Quotes
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”-Honore de Balzac
“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”-Honore de Balzac
“Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.”-Honore de Balzac
“A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.”-Honore de Balzac
“Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.”-Honore de Balzac
“Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.”-Honore de Balzac
“The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.”-Honore de Balzac
“The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.”-Honore de Balzac
“Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.”-Honore de Balzac
Honore De Balzac Quotes about Humanity
“All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.”-Honore de Balzac
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.”-Honore de Balzac
“For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.”-Honore de Balzac
“A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.”-Honore de Balzac
“First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.”-Honore de Balzac
“We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.-Honore de Balzac