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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
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Amiel's Journal (Macmillan and Company, 1893), p. 114
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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

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Born: September 27, 1821

Died: 1881 (aged 59)

Nationality: Swiss

Occupation: Philosopher

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

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