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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

Love is the poetry of the senses.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L’amour est la poésie des sens.

German
Liebe ist die Poesie der Sinne.




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Quotes for: love


Quotes

Quotes about love:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Love, love, all the rest is nothing.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





Love, and do what you will.











Quotes for: poetry


Quotes

Quotes about poetry:


Why should poetry have to make sense?





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.





Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.





Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.











Quotes

Quotes for: Sense


All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.





The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.





Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses.





I say one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by an immense, long, deliberate derangement of all the senses.





Every great philosophy... as a whole says always only: this is the image of all life, and from this learn the meaning of your life.







Quotes

Honore de Balzac also said...


We respect a man who respects himself.





Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.





And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?





Man is neither good nor bad, he is born with instincts and aptitudes.





Life cannot go on without a great deal of forgetting.





Love is not merely a sentiment, it is an art.












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