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" The mind must have for ballast the clear conception of duty, if it is not to fluctuate between levity and despair. Before giving advice we must have secured its acceptance, or rather, have made it desired. If we begin by overrating the being we love,... "
Amiel's Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Page 117
by Henri Frédéric Amiel - 1896 - 402 pages
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Amiel's Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Henri Frédéric Amiel - 1885 - 487 pages
...pessimist, but simply declares that the felicity which Christianity calls eternal life is accessible to man. Before giving advice we must have secured its acceptance,...recovery. We learn to recognise a mere blunting of the canscience in that incapacity for indignation which is not to be confounded with the gentleness of...
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Journal: The Journal Intime

Henri Frédéric Amiel - 1887
...pessimist, but simply declares that the felicity which Christianity calls eternal life is accessible to man. Before giving advice we must have secured its acceptance,...gentleness of charity, or the reserve of humility. 'Jth February 1872. — Without faith a man can do nothing. But faith can stifle all science. What,...
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Amiel's Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri Frédéric Amiel

Henri Frédéric Amiel - Authors, Swiss - 1889 - 318 pages
...philosophic thought, identifying error with existence itself, and developing the axiom of Proudhou, — ' Evil is God,' will bring back the mass of mankind...gentleness of charity, or the reserve of humility. 7th February 1872. — Without faith a man can do nothing. But faith can stifle all science. What,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...Maxima of Piety and of Christianity. CrRIEP— see Joy, Sadness. It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief: it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery. 2291 Amiel: Journal, Dec. 29, 1871. {Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Translator.) We hear the rain fall, but not...
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Journal: The Journal Intime, Volume 2

Henri Frédéric Amiel - 1895
...substitutes for the love of humanity which inspired (Jakyamouni, that Mephistophelian gall which denies, withers, and corrodes everything it touches. Evolutionism,...indignation which is not to be confounded with the gentleriess of charity, or the reserve of humility. 1th February 1872. — Without faith a man can...
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Character and Conduct: A Book of Helpful Thoughts by Great Writers of Past ...

1908 - 374 pages
...but in some brighter cl1me Bid me Good Morning ! " AL BARBAULD. 256 JBearing Sorrow SEPTEMBER 13 " IT is dangerous to abandon oneself to the luxury of...one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery." Amiel's Journal. " ITS way of suffering is the witness which a soul bears to itself." Amiel's Journal....
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New Outlook

New Thought - 1952
...my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it. Henri F. Amiel: It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery. William James: Faith is one of the forces by which men live, and the total absence of it means collapse....
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 352 pages
...distressing problem of life that calls for courage and endurance. m It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage, and even of the wish for recovery. Henri F. Amiel If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24:10 & Never...
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