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Stendhal – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Stendhal

 

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

– Stendhal


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


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

– Stendhal


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

– Stendhal


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


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

– Stendhal


Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

– Stendhal


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


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

– Stendhal


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

– Stendhal


To describe happiness is to diminish it.

– Stendhal


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

– Stendhal


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

– Stendhal


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


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


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

– Stendhal


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


Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.

– Stendhal


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