Henri Frédéric Amiel

(1821_1881 / Geneva)

Henri Frédéric Amiel Quotes

  • ''Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation appled to life.''
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for Nov. 12, 1852 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphry Ward (1892).
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  • ''Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.''
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for December 17, 1856 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphrey Ward (1892).
  • ''Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.''
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (20th century), Swiss poet, philosopher.
  • ''Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.''
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal entry, Feb. 16, 1868.
  • ''Action is only coarsened thought—thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.''
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal entry, December 30, 1850.

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Best Poem of Henri Frédéric Amiel

Petite Perle Cristalline

' Petite perle cristalline
Tremblante fille du matin,
Au bout de la feuille de thym
Que fais-tu sur la colline ?

Avant la fleur, avant l'oiseau,
Avant le réveil de l'aurore,
Quand le vallon sommeille encore
Que fais-tu là sur le coteau ? '

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Petite Perle Cristalline

' Petite perle cristalline
Tremblante fille du matin,
Au bout de la feuille de thym
Que fais-tu sur la colline ?

Avant la fleur, avant l'oiseau,
Avant le réveil de l'aurore,
Quand le vallon sommeille encore
Que fais-tu là sur le coteau ? '

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