Stendhal quotes

 quotes - Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. Share

“Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.”

— Stendhal

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

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

— Stendhal

 quotes - Our true passions are selfish. Share

“Our true passions are selfish.”

— Stendhal

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

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

— Stendhal

 quotes - The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. Share

“The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.”

— Stendhal

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

— Stendhal

“People happy in love have an air of intensity.”

— Stendhal

“A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.”

— Stendhal

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

— Stendhal

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

— 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

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

— Stendhal

“Only great minds can afford a simple style. ”

— Stendhal

“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.”

— 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

“She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?”

— Stendhal

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

— Stendhal

“What is really beautiful must always be true.”

— 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

“A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.”

— Stendhal

“Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. ”

— Stendhal

“To describe happiness is to diminish it.”

— Stendhal

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

— 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

“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. ”

— Stendhal

“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.”

— Stendhal

“The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.”

— Stendhal

“Friendship has its illusions no less than love”

— Stendhal

“Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all. ”

— Stendhal