I do not deny the rights of democracy, but I have no illusions as to the uses that will be made of those rights so long as wisdom is rare and pride abundant
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of...
Every life is a profession of faith and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it...
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation...
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred,...
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept...
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced...
Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our...
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do...
Learn to limit yourself; to content yourself with some definite work; dare to be what...
The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our...
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming...