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Henri Frederic Amiel
Henri Frederic Amiel

Swiss philosopher, critic and poet, Henri Frederic Amiel was a professor of moral philosophy in Geneva. Though he only wrote one book during his lifetime, it is a remarkable work. Known as the "Journal Intime of Henri Frederic Amiel", it struck a responsive chord with his admirers and critics alike. Published after his death, the book is one of great introspection. Appointed to his profess…

Date of Birth: September 28, 1821


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Henri Frederic Amiel

"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." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Editor's Pick    Love    Quote of the Day    Swiss Philosopher   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Age And Aging    Birthday   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Emotions    Tears   

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"For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will" Henri Frederic Amiel
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Action   

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"Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Humanity    Self-interest   

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"Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Melancholy   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Relationships   

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"Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Destiny    Fate    Swiss Philosopher   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Equality   

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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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." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Appreciation   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"The unfinished is nothing." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Henri Frederic Amiel

"Learn to limit yourself; to content yourself with some definite work; dare to be what you are and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not; and to believe in your own individuality." Henri Frederic Amiel
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"Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Discretion    Intervention   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Law    Sacrifice   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of illness, of loneliness and of death. There is no real piety without heroism. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious con" Henri Frederic Amiel
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Fear   

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"Uncertainty is the refuge of hope." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Hope    Uncertainty   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"To know how to suggest is the art of teaching." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Henri Frederic Amiel

"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Perfection   

Henri Frederic Amiel

"A philosopher is [one who] aspires to explain away all mysteries, to dissolve them into light." Henri Frederic Amiel
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"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties." Henri Frederic Amiel
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Freedom    Swiss Philosopher   





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