Henri Frederic Amiel
(1821-1881) Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
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An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth, which it contains.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
A belief is not true because it is useful.
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Truth above all, even when it upsets and overwhelms us.