"Common sense is the measure of the possible it is composed of experience and prevision it is calculation applied to life."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Henri Frederic Amiel on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Henri Frederic Amiel on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Henri Frederic Amiel on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Henri Frederic Amiel on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Henri Frederic Amiel on Mark Twain
"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
"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."
"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."