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Henri-Frederic Amiel Quotes



Quotes by Henri-Frederic Amiel - (17 quotes)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Activity category:

For purposes of action, nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Activity category:

Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Freedom category:

The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Genius category:

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Grace category:

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not... (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Health category:

Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Imagination category:

The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Individuality category:

Absolute individualism is an absurdity. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Influence category:

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Joy category:

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Passion category:

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-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Sadness category:

-Cesare Lombroso, The Man of Genius, 1896...
Thought is sad without action, and action is sad without thought. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Simplicity category:

The great artist is the simplifier. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Suffering category:

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Thought category:

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order to not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Time category:

Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of finite creatures. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Henri-Frederic Amiel - From the Wisdom category:

Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)