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Read through the most famous quotes from Stendhal

There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.

— Stendhal

#happiness #beauty

Faith, I am no such fool; everyone for himself in this desert of selfishness which is called life.

— Stendhal

#philosophy-religion #faith

An English traveller relates how he lived upon intimate terms with a tiger; he had reared it and used to play with it, but always kept a loaded pistol on the table.

— Stendhal

#companionship #humor #trust #humor

The tyranny of public opinion (and what an opinion!) is as fatuous in the small towns of France as it is in the United States of America.

— Stendhal

#humor #mob-mentality #peer-pressure #humor

La bonne musique ne se trompe pas, et va droit au fond de l'âme chercher le chagrin qui nous dévore.

— Stendhal


La politique au milieu des intérêts d'imagination, c'est un coup de pistolet au milieu d'un concert.

— Stendhal

#politics #imagination

There were a Te Deum, clouds of incense, endless volleys of musketry and artillery; the peasants were frantic with joy and piety. Such a day undoes the work of a hundred numbers of the Jacobin papers.

— Stendhal

#political #religion #satirical #social #theredandtheblack

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love

— Stendhal

#love #love

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.

— Stendhal

#carried #main #mirror #novel #road

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.

— Stendhal

#age #boredom #cure #curse #even

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Did you know about Stendhal?

He did have influence as a literary critic. In a word in Bologna “crystallization” has not yet begun. [citation needed]
In his works Stendhal "plagiarized" reprised appropriated excerpts from Giuseppe Carpani Théophile Frédéric Winckler Sismondi and others.

Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism as is evident in the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma 1839). [citation needed].

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