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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.
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
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.
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Journal Intime (1882; tr. by Mrs. Humphry Ward, 1892), entry for 27 Oct. 1853.
R: Journal Intime (1882; tr. by Mrs. Humphry Ward, 1892), entry for 12 Nov 1852.
N: Journal Intime, (1882; tr. by Mrs. Humphrey Ward, 1892), entry for 13 Aug. 1865.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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