"Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Henri Frederic Amiel on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Henri Frederic Amiel on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Henri Frederic Amiel on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Henri Frederic Amiel on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Henri Frederic Amiel on Oscar Wilde
"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song."
"Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd it must be communicated by contagion."
"To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy."
"Common sense is the measure of the possible it is composed of experience and prevision it is calculation applied to life."
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