Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Henri Frédéric Amiel (September 27, 1821 – May 11, 1881), philosopher, poet and critic. He is best known by the one book published after his death, the Journal Intime, which is considered a masterpiece of self-analysis.

"The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

"The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

"All appears to change when we change." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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