Facts about Henri Frederic Amiel

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Henri Frederic Amiel was a famous Philosopher from Switzerland, who lived between September 27, 1821 and 1881.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 56 quotes who is written / told by Henri, under the main topic Age.

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Famous quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel (56)


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"Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious"
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"Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more"
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"Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves"
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"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty"
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"Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library"
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"For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will"
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"If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion"
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"It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is"
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"Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy"
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"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts"
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"Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves"
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"An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains"
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"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness"
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"Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence"
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"Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not"
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"Society lives by faith, and develops by science"
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"The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes"
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"The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings"
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"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret"
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"Uncertainty is the refuge of hope"
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"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves"
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"Common sense is calculation applied to life"
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"In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared"
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"Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command"
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"The best path through life is the highway"
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"Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing"
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"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius"
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"He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life"
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"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel"
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"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties"
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"Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority"
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"Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind"
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"Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false"
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"Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven"
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"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin"
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"Any landscape is a condition of the spirit"
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"Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness"
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"Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life"
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"It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well"
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"Order is power"
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"Sympathy is the first condition of criticism"
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"The only substance properly so called is the soul"
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"There is no respect for others without humility in one's self"
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"To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy"
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"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you"
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"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel"
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"Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt"
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"Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them"
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"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart"
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"Order is a great person's need and their true well being"
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"Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender"
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"The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms"
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"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"
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"To shun one's cross is to make it heavier"
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"We only understand that which already is within us"
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"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle"


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