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

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For the great mass of mankind, the only saving grace needed is a steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart for the short moment of each human effort.

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Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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In the end, everything is a gag.

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Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.

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A pessimist is never disappointed.

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