Facts about Stendhal

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Summary

Stendhal was a famous Writer from France, who lived between January 23, 1783 and March 23, 1842. He/she became 59 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Stendhal, under the main topics: Love, Power.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, Benjamin Disraeli, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, George Crook, Karl Marx, Robert Browning, Fyodor Dostoevsky, John D. Rockefeller

Famous quotes by Stendhal (39)


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"To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face"
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"The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years"
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"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"
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"This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom"
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"The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly"
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"One can acquire everything in solitude except character"
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"Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion"
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"Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery"
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"Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness"
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"Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one"
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"Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge"
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"Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained"
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"It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now"
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"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"
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"If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured"
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"If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us"
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"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"
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"God's only excuse is that he does not exist"
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"Friendship has its illusions no less than love"
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"Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit"
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"All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few"
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"A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness"
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"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love"
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"A novel is a mirror carried along a main road"
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"A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth"
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"Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion"
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"What is really beautiful must always be true"
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"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"
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"To describe happiness is to diminish it"
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"The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent"
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"She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?"
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"Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all"
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"Power, after love, is the first source of happiness"
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"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"
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"Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it"
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"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"
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"People happy in love have an air of intensity"
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"Our true passions are selfish"
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"Only great minds can afford a simple style"


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