Stendhal

Stendhal

French writer (ps. of Marie Henri Beyle)

Lived from: 1783-1842

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Stendhal

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    A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
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    A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
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    Beauty is the promise of happiness.
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    A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
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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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    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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    Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
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    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.
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    The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
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    To describe happiness is to diminish it.
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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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