Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.
His novels are the novels of ideas dear to Balzac, though tinged with romance—a Stendhal of the sea.
But Stendhal himself would have accepted no limitation of his freedom.
Stendhal was a citizen of the world—and to the last a Frenchman.
Stendhal says that our two most patent vices are bashfulness and cant.
For Stendhal was an intellectual in the fullest sense of the term.
For it must be confessed that Stendhal approves of extremely few people.
Like Goethe or Stendhal, Conrad can write in the midst of war's alarums about the hair's-breadth 'scapes of his characters.
Stendhal disliked America; to him all things democratic were abhorrent.
Some one said that Stendhal looked like an apothecary—Homais, presumably, or M. Prudhomme.