Honore De Balzac
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
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Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
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.
Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
Power is action the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
There is adantage in the wisdom won from pain
The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.
Today's consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism. They are not opposed to companies making a profit indeed, they may even be investors in these companies - but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose.
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.