"It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Henri Frederic Amiel on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Henri Frederic Amiel on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Henri Frederic Amiel on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Henri Frederic Amiel on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Henri Frederic Amiel on John Steinbeck
"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."