Stendhal Quotes

27 Stendhal quotes:

"To describe happiness is to diminish it."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Power, after love, is the first source of happiness."
"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit"
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: America Quotes
"God's only excuse is that he does not exist"
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Excuse Quotes
"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."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"People are less self-conscious in the intimacy of family life and during the anxiety of a great sorrow. The dazzling varnish of an extreme politeness is then less in evidence, and the true qualities of the heart regain their proper proportions."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes
"A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth."
"Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit."
"God's only excuse is that he does not exist."
"If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us."
"If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured."
"Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained."
"Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge."
"Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one."
"Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery."
"Our true passions are selfish."
"People happy in love have an air of intensity."
"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."
"She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?"

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