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Henri Frederic Amiel
September 27, 1821 - 1881
Nationality: Swiss
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Swiss Philosopher

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.


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


Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.


Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.


Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.

    Topics: Family, Mother

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.


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.


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.


Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.


Order is a great person's need and their true well being.


Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.


True humility is contentment.


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


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


In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.


There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.


Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.


Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.


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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