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" March 21, 1881. — This invalid life is too Epicurean. For five or six weeks now I have done nothing else but wait, nurse myself, and amuse myself, and how weary one gets of it ! What I want is work. It is work which gives flavor to life. Mere existence... "
Amiel's Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Page 348
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
...melancholy, this weariness. Let me think, not of all that is lost, but of all that I might still lose. I will reckon up my privileges ; I will try to be worthy...invoking the while something which has no name, unless it he happiness or death. 28th March 1881.— I cannot work ; I find it difficult to exist. One may be...
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Journal: The Journal Intime

Henri Frédéric Amiel - 1887
...vj$e « curean. For five or six We^-i *^ f \\vaNfe nothing else but wait, nuj>s "N "a ^ myself, aiid how weary one gets of it ! What I want is work. It...languor, and languor to disgust Besides, here is the sprin; again, the season of vague desires, of dull discomforts, of dim aspirations, of sighs without...
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On the Open Road: Being Some Thoughts and a Little Creed of Wholesome Living

Ralph Waldo Trine - Conduct of life - 1908 - 62 pages
...useful lesson for youth to learn early." It was Amiel [4o] who said: "It is work that gives flavor to life. Mere existence without object and without...Idleness leads to languor, and languor to disgust." Zola, putting it a little too strongly perhaps, showing nevertheless his thought regarding it, says...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 200 pages
...more useful lesson for youth to learn early." It was Amiel who said: "It is work that gives flavor to life. Mere existence without object and without...Idleness leads to languor, and languor to disgust." Zola, putting it a little too strongly perhaps, showing nevertheless his thought regarding it, says:...
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