Best quotes by the French Clergyman Ernest Dimnet

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
  • happiness

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
  • education

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
  • Philosophy

A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.
  • book



Ideas are the roots of creation.
  • Ideas

Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
  • Life

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
  • America

The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
  • Happiness

The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present.
  • History

Ideas are the root of creation.
  • creation

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
  • acts


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