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Biography - Honore de Balzac:

French novelist and playwright.
Born: 1799 - Died: 1850
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.




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Quotes for: happiness


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Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Quotes for: past


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Quotes about the past:


The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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Quotes for: future


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Quotes about the future:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
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Man is the future of man.
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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We respect a man who respects himself.
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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
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And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?
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Life cannot go on without a great deal of forgetting.
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Love is not merely a sentiment, it is an art.
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Love is the poetry of the senses.
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