Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes (34 quotations)

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1. A belief is not true because it is useful. - Henri Frederic Amiel

2. A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered; in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his business and his life. - Henri Frederic Amiel

3. Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious. - Henri Frederic Amiel

4. Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. - Henri Frederic Amiel

5. Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty. - Henri Frederic Amiel

6. 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

7. I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. - Henri Frederic Amiel

8. Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. - Henri Frederic Amiel

9. Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring... - Henri Frederic Amiel

10. Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! - Henri Frederic Amiel

11. Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart. - Henri Frederic Amiel

12. Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. - Henri Frederic Amiel

13. The actors today really need the whip hand. They're so lazy. They haven't got the sense of pride in their profession that the less socially elevated musical comedy and music hall people or acrobats have. The theater has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen. - Henri Frederic Amiel

14. The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. - Henri Frederic Amiel

15. True humility is contentment. - Henri Frederic Amiel

16. We only understand that which already within us. - Henri Frederic Amiel

17. Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not the voice of God. Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear, undivided voice, a voice which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light, and serenity. - Henri Frederic Amiel

18. ...happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health. - Henri Frederic Amiel

19. All appears to change when we change. - Henri Frederic Amiel

20. An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains. - Henri Frederic Amiel

21. Analysis kills spontaneity. - Henri Frederic Amiel

22. Blessed be childhood which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. - Henri Frederic Amiel

23. 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. - Henri Frederic Amiel

24. Hope is only the love of life. - Henri Frederic Amiel

25. Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality. - Henri Frederic Amiel

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