39 Quotes 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.
Henri Frederic Amiel on age

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 on art

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 on art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 on future

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

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 on good

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

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
Henri Frederic Amiel on hope

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

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

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 on life

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