She said she had learnt one thing from Balzac: that a woman's beauty is a treasure beyond price.
He looked like some plant bleached by darkness.
A young bride is like a plucked flower but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
. . . when a woman has a husbandAnd you've got none,Why should she take advice from you?Even if you can quote Balzac and ShakespeareAnd all them other highfalutin' Greeks.
What a man Balzac would have been if he had known how to write.
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
Journalism, look you, is the religion of modern society.
Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac
The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.