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.
Quote by Stendhal
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his...
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.
What is really beautiful must always be true.
Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is...
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...
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Our true passions are selfish.
The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman,...
Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the...
The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all...
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.