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[[Image:'Bologne to Rome' page in Stendhal's On Love.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Stendhal]]'s depiction of the process of [[falling in love]], from ''[[On Love (Stendhal) |On Love]]'', 1822]] [[Image:'Bologne to Rome' page in Stendhal's On Love.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Stendhal]]'s depiction of the process of [[falling in love]], from ''[[On Love (Stendhal) |On Love]]'', 1822]]
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-'''"La beauté est une promesse de bonheur'''" (English: Beauty is a promise of happiness) is a dictum by [[Stendhal]]. It was first published as a footnote in his essay "[[On Love (Stendhal) |De l'amour]]" (On Love).+'''"La beauté est une promesse de bonheur'''" (English: Beauty is a promise of happiness) is a dictum by [[Stendhal]]. It was first published as a footnote in his treatise ''[[On Love (Stendhal) |De l'amour]]'' (On Love).
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Stendhal's depiction of the process of falling in love, from On Love, 1822
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Stendhal's depiction of the process of falling in love, from On Love, 1822

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"La beauté est une promesse de bonheur" (English: Beauty is a promise of happiness) is a dictum by Stendhal. It was first published as a footnote in his treatise De l'amour (On Love).



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