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10 Famous Quotes by Henri Amiel
9/28/1821 - 5/11/1881
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Henri-Frederic Amiel
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We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.

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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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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

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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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Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence

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Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.

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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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A lively, disinterested, persistent liking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.

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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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To marry unequally is to suffer equally.

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