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    A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth. StendhalStendhal
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    A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. StendhalStendhal
  • 3
    Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit. StendhalStendhal
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    God's only excuse is that he does not exist. StendhalStendhal
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    If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us. StendhalStendhal
  • 6
    It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now. StendhalStendhal
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    Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained. StendhalStendhal
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    Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge. StendhalStendhal
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    Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one. StendhalStendhal
  • 10
    Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness. StendhalStendhal
  • 11
    Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery. StendhalStendhal
  • 12
    Only great minds can afford a simple style. StendhalStendhal
  • 13
    Our true passions are selfish. StendhalStendhal
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    People happy in love have an air of intensity. StendhalStendhal
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    People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story. StendhalStendhal
  • 16
    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. StendhalStendhal
  • 17
    Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all. StendhalStendhal
  • 18
    She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice? StendhalStendhal
  • 19
    The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent. StendhalStendhal
  • 20
    The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth. StendhalStendhal
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    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/">Stendhal
  • 22
    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. Stendhal/">Stendhal
  • 23
    The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. Stendhal/">Stendhal
  • 24
    The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years. Stendhal/">Stendhal
  • 25
    This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom. Stendhal/">Stendhal
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    This is the curse of our age, that even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom. Stendhal/">Stendhal
  • 27
    Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion. Stendhal/">Stendhal