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Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Action
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Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Action
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Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Analysis
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Common sense is calculation applied to life.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Common Sense
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Common Sense
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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.'
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Fate
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For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Action
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Greatness
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Character
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Life
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Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Power
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Belief
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Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Communication
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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Change
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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 Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Appreciation
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The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Passion
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Thoughts
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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.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Age
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To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Teachers
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To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Happiness
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To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Marriage
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We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Acting
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Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Passion
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Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Love
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