Aphorisms by author: Honore de Balzac

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
By theme : Wealth
All the forces of humanity are concentrated in gold.
By theme : Wealth
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
By theme : Behavior Love Relations Women
Love is a game in which one always cheats.
By theme : Love Relations
No woman allows her lover to descend from his pedestal. Even a god is not forgiven the slightest pettiness.
By theme : Love Women
Many geniuses were ahead of their time for centuries, talented people only for a couple of years.
By theme : Thought
Money is a powerful force only when there`s huge amount of it.
By theme : Money
To speak of love is to make love.
By theme : Love
Our greatest fears lie in anticipation.
By theme : Feelings
During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo.
By theme : Behavior Life
When tempted to be unfaithful, the intellectual woman will try to inspire her husband with indifference, the sentimental woman with hatred, and the passionate woman with disgust.
By theme : Women
He who sees in fashion only fashion is a fool.
By theme : Fashion Stupidity
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
By theme : Egoism
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
By theme : Love Men Wit Women
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.
By theme : Love
In smart society men are jealous of one another after the fashion of women.
By theme : Men Relations Society Women
Show me the woman, however loyal, who does not seek to rouse desire.
By theme : Behavior Women
Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.
By theme : Love
The more one judges the less one loves.
By theme : Love
Women? In order to realize how far these charming creatures we idealize can carry their cruelty, we must see them among themselves!
By theme : Relations Women
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