Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes

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Born: September 28, 1821,
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Died: , May 11, 1881
Occupation: Author

1.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

2.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

3.
Common sense is the measure of the possible it is composed of experience and prevision it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

4.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

5.
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

6.
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

7.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

8.
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

9.
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

10.
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.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

11.
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

12.
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.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

13.
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.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

14.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

15.
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

16.
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

17.
Order is power.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

18.
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd it must be communicated by contagion.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

19.
Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

20.
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

21.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

22.
The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

23.
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

24.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

25.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

26.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

27.
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

28.
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

29.
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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