Honore de Balzac Quotes on love

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other... view

By: Honore de Balzac

The more one judges, the less one loves... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love... view

By: Honore de Balzac

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes.. view

By: Honore de Balzac

The man as he converses is the lover.. view

By: Honore de Balzac

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... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window... view

By: Honore de Balzac

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea... view

By: Honore de Balzac

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second.. view

By: Honore de Balzac

Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together.. view

By: Honore de Balzac

Love is the poetry of the senses... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Love is a game in which one always cheats... view

By: Honore de Balzac

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... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite... view

By: Honore de Balzac

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane... view

By: Honore de Balzac

It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music... view

By: Honore de Balzac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love... view

By: Honore de Balzac