Quotations by Author

Henri Frederic Amiel

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.

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

The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

Emancipation from error is the condition of real knowledge.

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.