Beware the fury of a patient man.
~ John Dryden
Henri-Frederic Amiel Quotes
To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.