Honore de Balzac Quotes on art


The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

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Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.

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Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

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Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.

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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

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What is art? Nature concentrated.

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True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

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A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

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Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.

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Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.

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