Honoré De Balzac


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  • ''Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine. Catherine de' Medici.
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  • ''Virtue in women is perhaps a question of temperament.''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. The Physiology of Marriage, Meditation Number IV, Canel (1829). Balzac's generalizations about virtuous women.
  • ''To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine. Balzac's judgement.
  • ''Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin.... Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine. King Charles IX says he quotes Coligny.
  • ''Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, Introduction, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine. Balzac's thoughts on power.
  • ''A year at the breast is quite enough; children who are suckled longer are said to grow stupid, and I am all for popular sayings.''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. The Vicomtesse de l'Estorade in a letter to the Baronne de Macumer, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).
  • ''A man is a poor creature compared to a woman.''
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Then in vol. I, ch. IX, of the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). Vandenesse, in A Daughter of Eve (Une Fille d'Eve), published with Massimilla Doni, Souverain (1839), first appeared in Le Siècle (1838-1839).

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