Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Quote by Stendhal
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
What is really beautiful must always be true.
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his...
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all...
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is...
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.
Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge
Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are...
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the...
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
People happy in love have an air of intensity.