Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Swiss philosopher, poet and criticist
27 September 1821 — 11 May 1881

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Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself in health.

Man becomes man only by the intelligence, but he is man only by the heart.

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Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.

Learn to [...] be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

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