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Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Action
Henri Frederic Amiel

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An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Mistakes
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Analysis
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Charm
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Intelligence and Intellectuals
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
Cleverness
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Common Sense
Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Genius
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Influence
Henri Frederic Amiel

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If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
State
Henri Frederic Amiel

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It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Character
Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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Order is a great person's need and their true well being.
Order
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Order is power.
Order
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
Power
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Communication
Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Change
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
Society
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Sympathy
Henri Frederic Amiel

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The best path through life is the highway.
Direction
Henri Frederic Amiel

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The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Passion
Henri Frederic Amiel

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The only substance properly so called is the soul.
Soul
Henri Frederic Amiel

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There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
Respectability
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun