Stendhal - Quotes

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Only great minds can afford a simple style. ---->>>

If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.

If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained. ---->>>

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. ---->>>

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. ---->>>

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. ---->>>

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. ---->>>

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. ---->>>

People happy in love have an air of intensity. ---->>>

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water. ---->>>

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom. ---->>>

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. ---->>>

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge. ---->>>

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. ---->>>

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face. ---->>>

In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future. ---->>>

Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore. ---->>>

Friendship has its illusions no less than love. ---->>>

Our true passions are selfish. ---->>>

The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth. ---->>>

Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion. ---->>>

God's only excuse is that he does not exist. ---->>>

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase. ---->>>

Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one. ---->>>

The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent. ---->>>

Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. ---->>>

The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years. ---->>>

The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man. ---->>>

People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story. ---->>>

If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured. ---->>>

A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth. ---->>>

What is really beautiful must always be true. ---->>>

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road. ---->>>

It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now. ---->>>

Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all. ---->>>

She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice? ---->>>

The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music. ---->>>

Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery. ---->>>

Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Stendhal
Nationality: French
Born: January 23, 1783
Birthplace:
Die: March 23, 1842
Occupation: Writer
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Marie-Henri Beyle (French: [bɛl]; 23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal (French: [stɛ̃dal] or [stɑ̃dal]; in English [ˈstɒ̃dɑːl], , or ), was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839), he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism (wikipedia)