henri-frdric amiel

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Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind!

Henri Frederic Amiel

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

The best path through life is the highway.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Analysis kills spontaneity.

Henri-Frederic Amiel

Common sense is calculation applied to life.

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

It is not what he had, or even what he does, which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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-Frédéric Amiel
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