"We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Honore de Balzac on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Honore de Balzac on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Honore de Balzac on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Honore de Balzac on Mahatma Gandhi
"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."
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