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All Quotes by author - Henri Frederic Amiel
" Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. "
" Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious. "
" Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more. "
" An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. "
" Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. "
" Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. "
" Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. "
" Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. "
" Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. "
" Common sense is calculation applied to life. "
" Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life. "
" Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty. "
" Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. "
" Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. "
" Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. "
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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. "
" For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will. "
" He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life. "
" If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion. "
" I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. "
" In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared. "
" In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. "
" 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. "
" It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. "
" Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart. "
" Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. "
" Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. "
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