Between persons who are perpetually in each other’s company dislike or love increases daily; every moment brings reasons to love or hate each other more and more.

[Entre personnes sans cesse en présence, la haine et l’amour vont toujours croissant: on trouve à tout moment des raisons pour s’aimer ou se haïr mieux.]

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist, playwright
The Vicar of Tours [Le curé de Tours], ch. 1 (1832) [tr. Wormeley]
Added on 12-Oct-10 | Last updated 12-Oct-10
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