Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes


62 Henri Frederic Amiel 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
"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
"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves."
"To shun one's cross is to make it heavier."
"A thousand things advance; nine hundred and ninety-nine retreat: that is progress."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains"
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"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
"Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Sacrifice Quotes
"Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Materialism Quotes
"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Talent Quotes Swiss Philosopher Quotes
"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Talent 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 only substance properly so called is the soul."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"Our true history is scarcely ever deciphered by others. The chief part of the drama is a monologue, or rather an intimate debate between God, our conscience, and ourselves. Tears, grieves, depressions, disappointments, irritations, good and evil thoughts, decisions, uncertainties, deliberations --all these belong to our secret, and are almost all incommunicable and intransmissible, even when we try to speak of them, and even when we write them down."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Secrets Quotes
"Society lives by faith, and develops by science."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Society 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
"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies."
"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
Author: Amiel Quotes Category: Perfection Quotes



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