Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

The best path through life is the highway... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Thought is a kind of opium.. view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

The only substance properly so called is the soul... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Order is power... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd.. view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith, and develops by science... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Order is a great person's need and their true well being... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

To shun one's cross is to make it heavier... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest.. view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

To marry unequally is to suffer equally... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

True humility is contentment... view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel

Truth is not only violated by falsehood.. view

By: Henri Frederic Amiel