Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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...happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.

All appears to change when we change.

An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.

Analysis kills spontaneity.

Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.

Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.

Hope is only the love of life.

Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality.

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.

The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.

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

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.