Time is the only capital of those who just have their inteligence as fortune.

Honore De Balzac

Honore De Balzac

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French


Time is the only capital of those who just have their inteligence as fortune. Honore De Balzac

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Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of Ignorance.

A man like you is a god, not just a machine covered with skin, but a theater where fine feelings sprout and grow-and feelings are all that matters, as far as I'm concerned. Is a feeling anything but an entire world poured into a thought?

I'd need rest to refresh my brain, and to get rest it's necessary to travel, and to travel one must have money, and in order to get money you have to work. . . . I am in a vicious circle . . .from which it is impossible to escape.

Finance, like time, devours its own children.

At each sentence my hostess put her head forward, looking at me with an innkeeper's keen scrutiny, a happy compromise between the instinct of a police constable, the astuteness of a spy, and the cunning of a dealer.

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

A husband and wife found themselves in love with each other for the first time after twenty-seven years of marriage.

With monuments as with men, position means everything.

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

She was, as you know already without as yet knowing anything, the Lily of this valley, where she grew for heaven, filling it with the fragrance of her virtues.

Christianity and monarchy are twin principles.

I left, stifling my generous impulse, for I have often observed that while a charitable act may do no harm to the benefactor, it is death to the one who receives it.

Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.