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Marriage
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Honore de Balzac
Money
Engrave this Quote Finance, like time, devours its own children.
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-Honore de Balzac
Mother
Engrave this Quote A mother who is really a mother is never free.
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-Honore de Balzac
Engrave this Quote The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
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Passion
Engrave this Quote Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
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Pleasure
Engrave this Quote In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
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-Honore de Balzac
Engrave this Quote If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
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Power
Engrave this Quote Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
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Science
Engrave this Quote The events of human life, whether public or private, are so intimately linked to architecture that most observers can reconstruct nations or individuals in all the truth of their habits from the remains of their public monuments or from their domestic relics. Archaeology is to social nature what comparative anatomy is to organized nature. A mosaic reveals an entire society, just as a skeleton of an ichthyosaur suggests an entire creation. Everything is deducible, everything is linked. The cause allows one to guess the effect, just as each effect allows one to reconstruct a cause. The scientist can resuscitate in this manner even the warts of ancient times. From this comes without doubt the prodigious interest that an architectural description can inspire when the writer's fantasy is faithful to its basic elements. Cannot each person reattach it to its past by rigorous deductions? And as for man, does not the past singularly resemble the future? Tell him what was and is this not almost always the same thing as telling him what will be?
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-Honore de Balzac, The Search for the Absolute
Simplicity
Engrave this Quote During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo.
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Thought
Engrave this Quote Everything is bilateral in the domain of thought. Ideas are binary. Janus is the myth of criticism and the symbol of genius. Only God is triangular!
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-Honore de Balzac, Illusions perdues
Travel
Engrave this Quote Anybody who would like to travel as an archaeologist of mores and observe men instead of rocks could find an image of the century of Louis XV in some village in Provence, that of Louis XIV in Poitou, that of even more remote times in the far reaches of Brittany. Most of these cities have fallen from some splendor that historians, more preoccupied with dates than customs, no longer speak of, but whose memory lives on, such as in Brittany, where the national character scarcely accepts the forgetting of what this country is fundamentally about. . . All of these cities have their primitive character.
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-Honore de Balzac, B
Women
Engrave this Quote When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.
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