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35 Golden Quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel

Collection of famous quotes by Swiss moral philosopher, poet, and critic Henri Frederic Amiel.

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Best 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

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

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

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— 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

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith and develops by science.

— 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

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— 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

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— 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

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

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

— 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

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

Order is power.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith and develops by science.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith and develops by science.

— 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

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

— 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

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

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

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