"Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect without esteem they cannot exist esteem is the first demand that they make of love."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Honore de Balzac on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Honore de Balzac on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Honore de Balzac on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Honore de Balzac on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"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."