"All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Honore de Balzac on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Honore de Balzac on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Honore de Balzac on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Honore de Balzac on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Honore de Balzac on Albert Camus
"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."