"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."Honore de Balzac on Theodore Hesburgh
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."Honore de Balzac on William Makepeace Thackeray
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."Honore de Balzac on Victor Hugo
"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."