Quotes by Stendhal

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

Stendhal

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

Stendhal

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Stendhal

Other Great Authors


Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.

John Berger

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

William Shakespeare

I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

Ayn Rand »

The happiest people seem to be Those who have no particular cause for being happy Except that they are so.

William Ralph Inge »