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I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment,
by Stendhal

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment,
or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.
- Stendhal

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
- Stendhal

Our true passions are selfish.
- Stendhal

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.
- Stendhal

 

A wise woman never yields by appointment.
It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
- Stendhal

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.
- Stendhal

The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
- Stendhal

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The French are the wittiest, the most charming,
and up to the present, at all events,
the least musical race on Earth.
- Stendhal

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that
their interests and his own are the same.
- Stendhal

In love, unlike most other passions,
the recollection of what you have had and lost is always
better than what you can hope for in the future.
- Stendhal

Love has always been the most important business in my life,
I should say the only one.
- Stendhal

If you don't love me, it does not matter,
anyway I can love for both of us.
- Stendhal

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the
same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.
- Stendhal

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
- Stendhal

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
- Stendhal

Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
- Stendhal

Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
- Stendhal

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

To describe happiness is to diminish it.
- Stendhal

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such
joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
- Stendhal

People who have been made to suffer by certain things
cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure,
even that to be found in reading a story.
- Stendhal

Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
- Stendhal

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
- Stendhal

The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.
- Stendhal

The great majority of men, especially in France,
both desire and possess a fashionable woman,
much in the way one might own a fine horse -
as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal

It is the nobility of their style which will make our
writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
- Stendhal

People happy in love have an air of intensity.
- Stendhal

Never had he found himself so close to those terrible
weapons of feminine artillery.
- Stendhal

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.
- Stendhal

What is really beautiful must always be true.
- Stendhal

God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
- Stendhal

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and
the cleverness of the few.
- Stendhal

Far less envy in America than in France,
and far less wit.
- Stendhal

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
- Stendhal

She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness,
and how is any one to imitate a caprice?
- Stendhal

A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who
have loved her in her youth.
- Stendhal

Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.
- Stendhal

True love makes the thought of death frequent,
easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison,
the price one would pay for many things.
- Stendhal

If you think of paying court to the men in power,
your eternal ruin is assured.
- Stendhal

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
- Stendhal

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
- Stendhal

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Inspire people to do things for themselves.
Inspire people to think for themselves.
- Bono

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach


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