Henri Frederic Amiel

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life. - Henri Frederic Amiel

It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both. - Henri Frederic Amiel