Henri Frdric Amiel

Henri Fredric Amiel (September 27, 1821 - May 11, 1881) was a Swiss philosopher, poet and critic

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To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.
...happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.
A belief is not true because it is useful.
A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.
Action is only coarsened thought-thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
All appears to change when we change.
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Hope is only the love of life.
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.
Liberty, equality - bad principles The only true principle for humanity is justice and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Love is faith, and one faith leads to another.
The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence.
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.

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