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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
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

R
Man becomes man only by the intelligence, but he is man only by the heart.
A
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
N
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
K
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Journal Entry 12/17/1856
N: Speech, 1965, Peking (published in Selected Works, vol. 3, p. 50).
K: Journal Intime (1882; tr. by Mrs. Humphrey Ward, 1892), entry for 17 Dec 1856.
   


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