"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Honore de Balzac on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Honore de Balzac on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Honore de Balzac on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Honore de Balzac on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Honore de Balzac on William Shakespeare
"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."