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Quotation by Stendhal
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth!
Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842), French novelist. Fabrizzio, in The Charterhouse of Parma, ch. XXIII, Dupont (1839) (trans. by Jeri King).
Fabrizzio reflects on Clélia.
Surprise me with a
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