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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.
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.

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.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted you.
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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