Balzac, Part I

He had treated her badly, had left her nothing but her eyes to cry over his cruelty, the house she lived in, and the privilege of pitying nobody, because, so she was wont to say, she herself had been through every possible misfortune.”


“Who shall say which is more ghastly, the sight of the bleached skulls or of dried-up human hearts.”


“The human heart may find here and there a resting-place short of the highest height of affection, but we seldom stop in the steep, downward slope of hatred.”

Father Goriot”, by Honoré de Balzac.



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