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Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both.  - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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Amiel's Journal (Macmillan and Company, 1893), p. 114
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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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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