"Sympathy is the first condition of criticism."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Henri Frederic Amiel on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Henri Frederic Amiel on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Henri Frederic Amiel on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Henri Frederic Amiel on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."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."