"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Honore de Balzac on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Honore de Balzac on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Honore de Balzac on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Honore de Balzac on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"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."