"To repel one's cross is to make it heavier." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"The great artist and thinker are the simplifiers." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be-in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Unconsciousness, spontaneity, instinct ... hold us to the earth and dictate the relatively good and useful." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Almost everything comes from almost nothing." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Man is a passion which brings a will into play, which works an intelligence." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"A man only understands what is akin to something already existing in himself." - Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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