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Honore de Balzac Quotes
Brief author info: Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist.
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Life cannot go on without much forgetting.
Despotism accomplishes great things illegally; liberty doesn't even go to the trouble of accomplishing small things legally.
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
The response man has the greatest difficulty in tolerating is pity, especially when he warrants it. Hatred is a tonic, it makes one live, it inspires vengeance, but pity kills, it makes our weakness weaker.
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire and the dropping of a woman's glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire.
The response man has the greatest difficulty in tolerating is pity, especially when he wants it. Hatred is a tonic, it makes one live, it inspires vengeance, but pity kills, it makes our weakness weaker.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power.
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