The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.
Quote by Stendhal
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are...
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is...
Our true passions are selfish.
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
People happy in love have an air of intensity.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his...
Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion
People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them...
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent
Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a...
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the...
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.
Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.