"To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Honore de Balzac on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Honore de Balzac on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Honore de Balzac on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Honore de Balzac on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Honore de Balzac on Joseph Stalin
"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."