Honoré de Balzac quote about past from Letters of Two Brides - A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future, but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
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A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future, but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
 Honoré de Balzac, Letters of Two Brides (1841). copy citation

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Author Honoré de Balzac
Source Letters of Two Brides
Topic past happiness mother memory
Date 1841
Language English
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Note Translated by R. S. Scott
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1941/1941-h/1941-h.htm

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“From all that you have told me of it, dear pet, I gather that love has something terribly earthly about it, whilst a strain of holy piety purifies the affection a happy mother feels for the author of her far-reaching and enduring joys. A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future, but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
The old l'Estorade and his son have moreover redoubled their devotion to me; I am like a new person to them. Every time they see me and speak to me, it is with a fresh holiday joy, which touches me deeply.” source
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