Honoré de Balzac Quotes

Tonight I can only say that I love you too well for my peace of mind, and that absence from you is death to me.

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.

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.

My friend, when you love, let it be a woman whom you can love forever.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Love was in her heart, like seeds in the earth, awaiting the action of the sun.

The more you judge, the less you love.

To be happy, a man must love his wife as she chooses to be loved.

For me, to love is to live; I feel this, I see it more than ever now; all things prove it to me; I recognize that never again can any taste, any absorption of mind, any passion exist for me but that you know of, -- which fills not only my heart, but my whole brain.

You cannot pluck love out of your heart as you would pull a tooth.