Honoré De Balzac

"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage is a fierce battle before which the two partners ask heaven for its blessing, because loving each other is the most audacious of enterprises; the battle is not slow to start, and victory, that is to say freedom, goes to the cleverest."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)