Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

Nothing is so discreet as a young face, for nothing is less mobile; it has the serenity, the surface smoothness, and the freshness of a lake. There is no character in women's faces before the age of thirty.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. Narrator, in A Woman of Thirty, The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. V, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971).
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