Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

The passion of love is essentially selfish, while motherhood widens the circle of our feelings.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).
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