Stendhal Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



Stendhal Quotes and Sayings

Stendhal Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
Stendhal (random)
Books & Videos:
Stendhal Books & Videos
Type:
Writer
Nationality:
French
Birth Date / Year:
January 23, 1783
Death Date / Year:
March 23, 1842
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  • 1
    A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    A novel is a mirror carried along a main road. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    Friendship has its illusions no less than love. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    God's only excuse is that he does not exist. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 16
    Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 17
    Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 18
    Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 19
    Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 20
    One can acquire everything in solitude except character. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 21
    Only great minds can afford a simple style. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 22
    Our true passions are selfish. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 23
    People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 24
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 25
    Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 26
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 27
    Power, after love, is the first source of happiness. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 28
    Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 29
    She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice? Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 30
    The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 31
    The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 32
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 33
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 34
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 35
    The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 36
    The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 37
    The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 38
    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 39
    This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 40
    To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 41
    To describe happiness is to diminish it. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 42
    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. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 43
    What is really beautiful must always be true. Stendhal | Refcard PDF
  • 44
    Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion. Stendhal | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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