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All Quotes by author - Stendhal
" A novel is a mirror carried along a main road. "
" A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. "
" A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. "
" Friendship has its illusions no less than love. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained. "
Life Is Too Short
" Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge. "
" Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. "
" Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. "
" One can acquire everything in solitude except character. "
" Only great minds can afford a simple style. "
" Our true passions are selfish. "
" People happy in love have an air of intensity. "
" Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. "
" Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore. "
" Power, after love, is the first source of happiness. "
" She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice? "
" 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. "
" The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. "
" The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears. "
" The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. "
" To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face. "
" To describe happiness is to diminish it. "
" 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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