Honore De Balzac
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
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First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
In the seventies, a group of American artists seized the means not of production but of reproduction. They tore apart visual culture at a time of no money, no market, and no one paying attention except other artists. Vietnam and Watergate had happened everything in America was being questioned.
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson's administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's brilliant 'whiz kids' tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.
It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.
I'm not a religious person. My mom was of Jewish blood and my dad was Protestant.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.