Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes


62 Henri Frederic Amiel quotes:



"Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Charming Quotes Swiss Philosopher Quotes
"Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind!"
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them."
"True love is that which ennobles the personality, fortifies the heart, and sanctifies the existence."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies."
"Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Materialism Quotes
"An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains"
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will"
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Common sense is calculation applied to life."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Common Sense Quotes
"Every life is a profession of faith and exercises an inevitable and silent influence."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy"
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes
"Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Sacrifice Quotes
"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Talent Quotes
"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults --a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Belief Quotes Swiss Philosopher Quotes
"Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing"
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Cleverness Quotes
"The best path through life is the highway."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Equality Quotes
"To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius."



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