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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
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man it forms.

R
Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.
A
The unfinished is nothing.
N
To be always ready a man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied.
K
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Journal Intime (1882; tr. by Mrs. Humphry Ward, 1892), entry for 3 Feb 1857.
A: Journal intime
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
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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