Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
Quote by Stendhal
Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears
It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable...
Our true passions are selfish.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a...
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the...
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the...
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness
Beauty is the promise of happiness
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a...
People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them...