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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
Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense, and in lending oneself to the universal delusion without becoming its dupe.

R
Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring . . .
A
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.
N
The great artist is the simplifier.
K
A thousand things advance; nine hundred and ninety-nine retreat: that is progress.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations," by Robert Andrews, 1989
N: "Amiel's Journal, 1849-1872," entry for 25 Nov. 1861
K: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
   


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