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The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite read more

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

by Honore De Balzac Found in: Love Quotes,
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When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us read more

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.

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Love is a game in which one always cheats.

Love is a game in which one always cheats.

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Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.

Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

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Love is the poetry of the senses.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

by Honore De Balzac Found in: Senses Quotes,
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To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine read more

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the read more

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

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It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to read more

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.

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