Stendhal Quotes

Stendhal Quotes: I have a bad memory for facts.
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Stendhal Quote: What is really beautiful must always be true.
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Quotes about Stendhal: Man is not free to refuse to do the thing which gives him more pleasure than any other conceivable action.
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Quote about Stendhal: The sight of anything extremely beautiful, in nature or in art, brings back the memory of what one loves, with the speed of lightning.
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Stendhal Sayings: Signs cannot be represented, in a spy's report, so damningly as words.
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Stendhal Saying: To find love in Paris you must go down among those classes where the absence of education and of vanity, and the struggle for bare necessities, have allowed more energy to survive.
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Sayings about Stendhal: At a distance, we cannot conceive of the authority of a despot who knows all his subjects on sight.
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Saying about 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.
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Stendhal Quotes: In our calling, we have to choose; we must make our fortune either in this world or in the next, there is no middle way.
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Stendhal Quote: Ah, Sir, a novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies, at another the mire of the puddles at your feet. And the man who carries this mirror in his pack will be accused by you of being immoral! His mirror shews the mire, and you blame the mirror! Rather blame that high road upon which the puddle lies, still more the inspector of roads who allows the water to gather and the puddle to form.
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Quotes about Stendhal: The pleasures and the cares of the luckiest ambition, even of limitless power, are nothing next to the intimate happiness that tenderness and love give. I am man before being a prince, and when I have the good fortune to be in love, my mistress addresses a man and not a prince.
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Quote about Stendhal: Conversationis like the table of contents of a dull book.... All the greatest subjects of human thought are proudly displayedin it. Listen to it for three minutes, and you ask yourself which is more striking, the emphasis of the speaker or his shocking ignorance.
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Stendhal Sayings: A woman of generous character will sacrifice her life a thousand times over for her lover, but will break with him for ever over a question of pride.
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