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Henri Frederic Amiel – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Order is power.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Society lives by faith, and develops by science.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be equally outraged by silence.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd it must be communicated by contagion.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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

– Henri Frederic Amiel


Common sense is the measure of the possible it is composed of experience and prevision it is calculation applied to life.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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


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

– 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.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


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


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


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


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


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


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


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