Best Honore de Balzac quotes

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

The more one judges, the less one loves.

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.