Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

If we study nature attentively, alike in its great revolutions and in its minutest works, it is impossible not to admit enchantment—giving the word its fullest meaning. Man can create no force; he can but use the only existing force, which includes all others, namely, Motion—the incomprehensible Breath of the sovereign maker of the universe.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. It later entered the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). Seraphita, First published as part of Romans et contes philosophiques (1831), then the Etudes philosophiques (1835).
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