Honore De Balzac


The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.


The passion of love is essentially selfish, while motherhood widens the circle of our feelings.

Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

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