"Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Henri Frederic Amiel on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Henri Frederic Amiel on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Henri Frederic Amiel on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Henri Frederic Amiel on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Henri Frederic Amiel on William Shakespeare
"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."