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HENRI FEDERIC AMIEL QUOTES


Henri Federic Amiel
 A hermit against my will, I have not even found peace in solitude, because my inmost conscience has not been any better satisfied than my heart.

Henri Federic Amiel
 A man without passion is only a latent force, only a possibility, like a stone waiting for the blow from the iron to give forth sparks.

Henri Federic Amiel
A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.

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

Henri Federic Amiel
Action limits us; whereas in the state of contemplation we are endlessly expansive.

Henri Federic Amiel
All that is particular is exclusive, and all that is exclusive repels me.

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

Henri Federic Amiel
And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. 

Henri Federic Amiel
Christianity, if it is to triumph over pantheism, must absorb it.

Henri Federic Amiel
Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness

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