Henri-Frederic Amiel

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Henri-Frederic Amiel

Henri-Frederic Amiel

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary -- they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The philosopher is like a man fasting in the midst of universal intoxication. He alone perceives the illusion of which all creatures are the willing playthings; he is less duped than his neighbor by his own nature. He judges more sanely, he sees things as they are. It is in this that his liberty consists -- in the ability to see clearly and soberly, in the power of mental record.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Order is power.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society lives by faith, and develops by science.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Henri-Frederic Amiel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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