Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by...
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do...
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say...
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Order is power.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our...
Order is a great person's need and their true well being.
Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man...
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of...
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming...
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian...
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in...