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The Red and the Black

Liamцитує18 днів тому
voice swayed by ever increasing emotion.
Gulsum Sarsengalievaцитує4 місяці тому
Put thousands together Less bad, But the cage less gay.
Diana Puiцитуєторік
'But, Lord!' she added, almost in tears, 'is he not a perfect man? He is the masterpiece of the education of the age; one cannot look at him without his thinking of something pleasant, and even clever, to say to one; he is brave … But that Sorel is a strange fellow,'
Diana Puiцитуєторік
And I received promotion, not on my own merits, but because my master had the gout.

BERTOLOTTI
Valery ZHANGцитуєторік
The truth, the harsh truth
Ратмир Кудайбергеновцитуєторік
And, albeit this site was a great deal more advantageous for his trade in planks of firwood, Pere Sorel, as they have begun to call him now that he is rich, contrived to screw out of the impatience and landowning mania which animated his neighbour a sum of 6,000 francs.
Ратмир Кудайбергеновцитуєторік
hundred yards lower down by the bank of the Doubs.
The messцитує2 роки тому
But what God? Not the God of the Bible, a petty despot, cruel and filled with a thirst for vengeance … but the God of Voltaire, just, good, infinite … '
The messцитує2 роки тому
Where is Truth? In religion … Yes,' he added with a bitter smile of the most intense scorn, 'in the mouths of the Maslons, the Frilairs, the Castanedes … Perhaps in true Christianity, whose priests would be no more paid than were the Apostles?
The messцитує2 роки тому
I have committed a murderous assault, and I am rightly condemned, but, short of murder only, the Valenod who condemned me is a hundred times more injurious to society.
The messцитує2 роки тому
Ah, how much wiser I should be,' he said to himself, 'to remove the marks from my linen, and retire to some lonely forest, twenty leagues from Paris, there to end this accursed existence! A stranger to the countryside, my death would remain unknown for a fortnight, and who would think of me after a fortnight had passed?'
This reasoning was extremely sound. But next day, a glimpse of Mathilde's arm, seen between her sleeve and her glove, was enough to plunge our young philosopher in cruel memories, which, at the same time, made him cling to life. 'Very well!' he would then say to himself, 'I shall follow out this Russian policy to the end. How is it going to end?
The messцитує2 роки тому
Two hundred thousand young men of the middle class are in love with the idea of war… .'
The messцитує2 роки тому
Yes, Gentlemen, it is above all of this unhappy race that one can say: "Shall it be a god, a table or a bowl?"
'"It shall be a god!" cries the poet.
The messцитує2 роки тому
They are all the same perfect gentlemen, ready to set off for Palestine,' she said to her cousin. 'Can you think of anything more insipid?
The messцитує2 роки тому
She is happy,' Conte Altamira continued; 'she was happy in 1815. At that time I was in hiding there, on her property near Antibes; well, as soon as she heard of the execution of Marshal Ney, she began to dance!'
'Is it possible?' said the horrified Julien.
'It is the partisan spirit,' replied Altamira. There are no longer any genuine passions in the nineteenth century; that is why people are so bored in France. We commit the greatest cruelties, but without cruelty.'
The messцитує2 роки тому
They are so afraid of the Jacobins! They see a Robespierre and his tumbril behind every hedge; often they make one die with laughing, and they advertise their house like this so that the mob shall know it in the event of a rising, and sack it.'
The messцитує2 роки тому
There will always be a King who seeks to extend his prerogative; the ambition to enter Parliament, the glory and the hundreds of thousands of francs amassed by Mirabeau will always keep our wealthy provincials awake at night: they will call that being Liberal and loving the people.
The messцитує2 роки тому
Thanks to this great scandal, people that autumn were less bored than usual.
The messцитує2 роки тому
There is a streak of middle-class pettiness in my nature; my vanity is hurt, because M. de Renal is a man! That vast and illustrous corporation to which I have the honour to belong; I am a perfect fool.'
The messцитує2 роки тому
It was a petition in the rude handwriting of a cook.
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