If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been...
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Charm: the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic...
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all...
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in...
To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by...
Democracy is the name we give to the people each time we need them
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of...
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say...
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
I do not deny the rights of democracy, but I have no illusions as to...
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are...
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced...