Henri-Frédéric Amiel Quote


Picture Quote:



Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh—that is to say, over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of sickness, of isolation, and of death. There is no serious piety without heroism. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.  - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
More Henri-Frédéric Amiel Quotes
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Source/Notes:
Amiel's Journal (Macmillan and Company, 1893), p. 114
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Source/Notes:
As quoted in "Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources: Including Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and Sayings of Wise Men...", Rev. James Wood, F. Warne and Company, 1899, p. 474

Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
Henri-Frédéric AmielShare on Facebook

Born: September 27, 1821

Died: 1881 (aged 59)

Nationality: Swiss

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Henri Frédéric Amiel was a Swiss philosopher, poet and critic.

Quote of the day

In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.

Popular Authors

`