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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
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music.

R
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock from the iron before it can give forth its spark.
A
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.
N
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted you.
K
To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Journal Intime (1882; tr. by Mrs. Humphry Ward, 1892), entry for 16 Nov 1864.
R: Personal Journal/ 12/17/1856
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
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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