Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Honoré de Balzac
Honoré Balzac
Honoré de Balzac.
BornHonoré Balssa
May 20, 1799
Tours, France
DiedAugust 18, 1850
Paris, France
French writer. Best known for Cousin Bette (1846) and The Human Comedy, a collection of novels and novellas.

The repository contains four quotes from Honoré de Balzac.


Society, like the Roman youth at the circus, never shows mercy to the fallen gladiator.


In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Art and MusicNature

What is art? Nature concentrated.

Men and Women

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 our virtues.