Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. Narrator, in The Abbé Birotteau, appeared in the Comédie humaine as Le Curé de Tours (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in the Scènes de la Vie Privée (1832) as Les Célibataires; later appeared in Vie de Province.
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