"Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Honore de Balzac on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Honore de Balzac on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Honore de Balzac on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Honore de Balzac on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Honore de Balzac on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."