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21 Famous Quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel
9/28/1821 - 5/11/1881
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Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

Materialism Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

Life Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.

Sacrifice Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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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.

Grace Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing

Cleverness Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be - in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm.

Direction Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Age Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Fate Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Genius Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Man becomes man only by the intelligence, but he is man only by the heart. -Henri Frederic Amiel.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.

Intelligence Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary -- they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Henri Frederic Amiel

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