It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes
If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in...
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic...
To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by...
A belief is not true because it is useful
Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are...
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced...
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our...
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a...
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we...
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and...
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
We only understand that which already within us.
Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.