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


This--this was what made life a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice...a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.

Roger Bannister

Repentance is another name for aspiration.

Henry Ward Beecher

You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands.

Jeff Melvoin

I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

Groucho Marx »

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.

Sigmund Freud »

There is no accident so disastrous that a clever man cannot derive some profit from it nor any so fortunate that a fool cannot turn it to his disadvantage.

La Rochefoucauld »