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A list of the best Stendhal quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Stendhal quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Stendhal quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Stendhal should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Stendhal quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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One can acquire everything in solitude except character. Stendhal

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To describe happiness is to diminish it. Stendhal

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The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. Stendhal

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Beauty is the promise of happiness. Stendhal

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The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse -- as a luxury befitting a young man. Stendhal

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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. Stendhal

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Since I am a man, my heart is three or four times less sensitive, because I have three or four times as much power of reason and experience of the world -- a thing which you women call hard-heartedness. As a man, I can take refuge in having mistresses. The more of them I have, and the greater the scandal, the more I acquire reputation and brilliance in society. Stendhal

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A novel is a mirror carried along a main road. Stendhal

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A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness. Stendhal

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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. Stendhal

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Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. Stendhal

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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. Stendhal