An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.

By: Honore de Balzac

Related Quotes

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!.. view

By: Honore de Balzac

A mother who is really a mother is never free... view

By: Honore de Balzac

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are... view

By: Honore de Balzac

Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God... view

By: Honore de Balzac

For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it.. view

By: Honore de Balzac

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants... view

By: Honore de Balzac

The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance... view

By: Honore de Balzac

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race... view

By: Honore de Balzac

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

By: Honore de Balzac

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

By: Honore de Balzac

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure... view

By: Honore de Balzac

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye... view

By: Honore de Balzac