Famous Stendhal Quotes

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

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

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

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

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

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

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.

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

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

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

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.

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.

What is really beautiful must always be true.

Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

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