- Notable Stendhal Quotes Index -
Born: January 23, 1783, Grenoble, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, March 22, 1842
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured.
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.
Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one.
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.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
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.
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.
This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
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.
Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
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