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Honore de Balzac

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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

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People who want something strongly enough are almost always well served by chance.
Honore de Balzac




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Les gens qui veulent fortement une chose sont presque toujours bien servis par le hasard.”
Honore de Balzac




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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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