• The only substance properly so called is the soul.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
    Age
  • Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • True humility is contentment.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel