"It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Honore de Balzac on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Honore de Balzac on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Honore de Balzac on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Honore de Balzac on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Honore de Balzac on Winston Churchill
"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."