Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our...
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been...
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy...
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence
Order is power.
Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and...
To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past -- a pious guardian...
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all...
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling...
We only understand that which already within us.
Democracy means despair of finding any heroes to govern you, and contented putting up with...
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we...