Stendhal Quotes

"All religions are founded on the fear...

"All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few." - Stendhal (a.k.a. Marie-Henri Beyle)
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โ€˜The tyranny of opinion - and such opinion! - is...

โ€˜The tyranny of opinion - and such opinion! - is every bit as idiotic in the small towns of France as it is in the United States of America.โ€™ Stendhal
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"Very often tear...

"Very often tears are the last smile of love." Stendhal
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โ€œPolitics, in a literary work, is like a pistol shot in the middle of a concer...

โ€œPolitics, in a literary work, is like a pistol shot in the middle of a concert: something loud and out of place to which we are none the less compelled to pay attention.โ€ -- Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (*The Charterhouse of Parma*) (1839)
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The more one pleases e...

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. Stendhal
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Beauty is nothing o...

Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness. ~ Stendhal
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Beauty is the ...

Beauty is the promise of happiness.โ€”Stendhal, 1822
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The pleasures of love...

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears. Stendhal
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โ€œLogic is neither ...

โ€œLogic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.โ€ โ€•Stendhal
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A very small degree of ho...

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