The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
Quote by Stendhal
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
This is the curse of our age, that even the strangest aberrations are no cure...
It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable...
The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all...
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love.
Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them...
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the...
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
I have a huge, active imagination, [and] I think I'm really scared of being alone;...
Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.