Saturdays with Stendhal 1

In the past, on other blogs, I have run a series called Sundays with Stendhal – quotes from the Master’s various writings.  You either love it or you hate it.  With the new year, I have decided to resurrect it – sometimes just quotes, sometimes with commentary.  But I’ve decided to make it Saturdays with Stendhal, as we already have the pleasure of Sunday Song Lyrics.  But let’s declare today an honorary Saturday, and start with this quote from The Red and the Black, apropos of the chapter on human rights and the UN that I am currently completing – my translation is, um, a little loose (“human rights” for “liberties”):

“Julian fell asleep, dreaming of honors for himself, and human rights for everyone else.”