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Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes

62 Henri Frederic Amiel quotes:

"Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Common Sense Quotes
"Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion."
"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Destiny Quotes Swiss Philosopher Quotes
"Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves."
"The best path through life is the highway."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"To know how to suggest is the art of teaching."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living."
"Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes Tears 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 marry unequally is to suffer equally."
"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
"Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies."
"Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Thoughts And Thinking Quotes Mountains Quotes
"It is not what he had, or even what he does, which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Materialism Quotes
"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."
"The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Passion 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

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