Author Profession: French writer
Born: January 23, 1783
Died: March 23, 1842
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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Stendhal quotes

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

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

God's only excuse is that he does not exist.

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

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

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

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

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.

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

People happy in love have an air of intensity.

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Our true passions are selfish.

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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