Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Quote by Stendhal
Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a...
Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love.
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the...
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all...
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent
This is the curse of our age, that even the strangest aberrations are no cure...
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are...
It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable...
People happy in love have an air of intensity.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the...
If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is...
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the...
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.