"A mother who is really a mother is never free."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Honore de Balzac on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Honore de Balzac on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Honore de Balzac on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Honore de Balzac on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Honore de Balzac on Ron Taffel
"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."