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Honoré de Balzac

b. 1799; d. 1850  ·  2 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (913 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.

Honoré de Balzac, in Wealth and Poverty

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honoré de Balzac, in Law and Politics

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