"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Honore de Balzac on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Honore de Balzac on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Honore de Balzac on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Honore de Balzac on Booker T. Washington
"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."