Henri Frédéric Amiel quotes

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.

True humility is contentment.

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.