Marie Henri Beyle

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Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Cha ...
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11 November 2014
It is from cowardice and not from want of enlightenment that we do not read in our own hearts.
11 November 2014
Now that the steam engine rules the world, a title is an absurdity, still I am all dressed up in this title. It will crush me if I do not support it. The title attracts attention to myself.
11 November 2014
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
11 November 2014
Wounded pride can take a rich young man far who is surrounded by flatterers since birth.
11 November 2014
When intimacy followed love in Italy there were no longer any vain pretensions between two lovers.

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