"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."Honore de Balzac on Doug Larson
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."Honore de Balzac on W. Somerset Maugham
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."Honore de Balzac on Martin Luther
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."Honore de Balzac on Benjamin Franklin
"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open."Honore de Balzac on George Bernard Shaw
"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
"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."
"What is art? Nature concentrated."