Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle) Quotes

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

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

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

One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.

Every great action is extreme when it is undertaken. Only after it has been accomplished does it seem possible to those creatures of more common stuff.