Quotes by Swiss Philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel


Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Henri Frederic Amiel
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Society lives by faith, and develops by science. Henri Frederic Amiel

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederic Amiel

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. Henri Frederic Amiel

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command. Henri Frederic Amiel

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. Henri Frederic Amiel

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle. Henri Frederic Amiel

Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more. Henri Frederic Amiel

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. Henri Frederic Amiel

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. Henri Frederic Amiel

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. Henri Frederic Amiel

Accept life, and you must accept regret. Henri Frederic Amiel

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will. Henri Frederic Amiel

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. Henri Frederic Amiel

In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past Henri Frederic Amiel

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri Frederic Amiel

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope. Henri Frederic Amiel


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