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Henri Frederic Amiel
(1821-1881) born on
Sep 27
Swiss writer. He is best known for his "Journal" which is considered a masterpiece of self-analysis.
         
   
F
Doing easily what others find is difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

R
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
A
A belief is not true because it is useful.
N
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
R: In "Great Business Quotations," by Rolf B. White, 1986.
A: "Amiel's Journal, 1849-1872," entry for 15 Nov 1876.
N: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
K: "Amiel's Journal, 1849-1872," entry for 21 Sep 1874.
   


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