Quotation by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for Nov. 16, 1864 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphry Ward (1892).
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