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The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.





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  • Born: January 23, 1783
  • Died: March 23, 1842
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Writer

Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal (/ˈstɒ̃dɑːl, stɛnˈdɑːl, stæn-/; French: [stɛ̃dal, stɑ̃-]), was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839), he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism.

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