Monday, October 10, 2011

Love quotes from Honore de Balzac

  • 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.
  • Economized love is never real love.
  • True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
  • The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
  • Love is a game in which one always cheats.
  • Love is the poetry of the senses.
  • It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
  • A husband and wife who have separate bedrooms have either drifted apart or found happiness.
  • A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
  • A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way. 
  • Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside. 
  • Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love. 
  • First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.