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

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

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The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

by Henri Frederic Amiel Found in: Life Quotes,
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Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

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To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by a supreme power, to feel read more

To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be - in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm.

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There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

by Henri Frederic Amiel Found in: Respect Quotes,
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To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in read more

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.

by Henri Frederic Amiel Found in: Age Quotes,
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Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

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It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing read more

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.

by Henri Frederic Amiel Found in: Teaching Quotes,
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Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.

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