The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.
~ Elbert Hubbard
Honore de Balzac Quotes
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
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.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Marriage must constantly fight against a monster which devours everything: routine.
Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman.
Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts.
This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.