"Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Henri Frederic Amiel on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Henri Frederic Amiel on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Henri Frederic Amiel on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Henri Frederic Amiel on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Henri Frederic Amiel on Abraham Lincoln
"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."