"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist there can only be promise of the coming woman."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Honore de Balzac on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Honore de Balzac on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Honore de Balzac on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Honore de Balzac on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Honore de Balzac on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."