The best Quotes from Père Goriot

The best Quotes from Père Goriot

Le Père Goriot is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850).

It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.
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Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.
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To say to a rich man: You are poor! is to tell the Archbishop of Granada that his sermons are worthless.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
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Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
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Love is the poetry of the senses.
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There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
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He is strong, who admits his weakness.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.
"And what if there's nothing in there?"
"You die and there's nothing beyond that. Nothing. Nothing remains. Someone might remember you for a little while after but not for long."
There's only one thing that can save a man from madness and that's uncertainty.
The number of places in paradise is limited; only in hell is entry open to all.

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