Henri-Frédéric Amiel Quotes (143 quotes)
“At bottom there is but one subject of study: the forms and metamorphoses of mind. All other subjects may be reduced to that; all other studies bring us back to this study.”
20 July 1848. - Journal Intime (1882)
“Put personal ambition away from you, and then you will find consolation in living or in dying, whatever may happen to you.”
3 May 1849. - Journal Intime (1882)
“Spite is anger which is afraid to show itself, it is an impotent fury conscious of its impotence. (30 December 1850).”
Journal Intime (1882)
Variant translation: To shun one's cross is to make it heavier. - Journal Intime (1882)
“Liberty, equality — bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble becomes necessarily protection or kindness.”
Undated entry of December 1863 or early 1864, as translated by Humphry Ward (1893), p. 215. - Journal Intime (1882)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenri-Frédéric Amiel
Born: September 27, 1821
Died: 1881 (aged 59)
Bio: Henri Frédéric Amiel was a Swiss philosopher, poet and critic.