|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|Extracts from Amiels Journal|
Love and the Sexes
|By Henri Frédéric Amiel (18211881)|
Translation of Mary Augusta Ward
|APRIL 1ST, 1870.I am inclined to believe that for a woman love is the supreme authority,that which judges the rest and decides what is good or evil. For a man, love is subordinate to right. It is a great passion, but it is not the source of order, the synonym of reason, the criterion of excellence. It would seem, then, that a woman places her ideal in the perfection of love, and a man in the perfection of justice.|| 1|