Henri Frederic Amiel Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Henri Frederic Amiel quotes and Henri Frederic Amiel sayings, and Henri Frederic Amiel proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys."

"I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel."

"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence."

"Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves."

"Uncertainty is the refuge of hope."

"Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command."

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."

"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty."

"Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not."

"Destiny has two ways of crushing us — by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them."

"It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is."

"Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life."

"There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self."

"Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."

"Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest."

"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies."

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