Stendhal Stendhal Quotes

23 Stendhal Stendhal quotes:

"This is the curse of our age, that even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom."
"The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears"
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"I call 'crystallization' that action of the mind that discovers fresh perfections in its beloved at every turn of events."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent"
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"A novel is a mirror which passes over a highway. Sometimes it reflects to your eyes the blue of the skies, at others the churned-up mud of the road."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth."
"Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion"
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"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."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Sad Love Quotes Break Up Quotes
"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"Beauty is the promise of happiness."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Only great minds can afford a simple style."
"Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all."
"Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it."
"Friendship has its illusions no less than love."
"To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face."
"Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness."
"A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness."
"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."
"It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now."
"To describe happiness is to diminish it."
Author: Stendhal Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes

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