"All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Honore de Balzac on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Honore de Balzac on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Honore de Balzac on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Honore de Balzac on Thomas Jefferson
"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."