Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Democracy means despair of finding any heroes to govern you, and contented putting up with...
All we need is the truth in our hand. Someone to call a friend. Never...
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all...
Democracy is the name we give to the people each time we need them
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say...
It is not what he had, or even what he does, which expresses the worth...
Order is a great person's need and their true well being.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it...
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy...
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it...
Learn to limit yourself; to content yourself with some definite work; dare to be what...
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been...
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.