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Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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Biography - Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

Swiss moral philosopher, poet, and critic.
Born: 1821 - Died: 1881
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: Switzerland
Switzerland

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An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Journal intime




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Une erreur est d'autant plus dangereuse qu'elle contient plus de vérité.”
Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Journal intime

German
Ein Irrtum ist umso gefährlicher, je mehr Wahrheit er enthält.”
Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Tagebuch




See also  

See also...



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A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.”
Paul Valéry

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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human

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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.”
Victor Hugo

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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom




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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
Bertrand Russell
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Any man can make mistakes.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain
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But where the danger is,
also grows the saving power.”

Friedrich Hölderlin - Patmos
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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”
Alfred Adler
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The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world. ”
Wilhelm von Humboldt
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Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.”
Confucius - Analects
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It's too late to ask for advice when the danger comes.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
Francis Bacon - Novum organum
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
André Gide
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Henri-Frédéric Amiel also said...


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A thousand things advance, nine hundred and ninety-eight fall back, this is progress.”
Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Journal intime
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Each life makes its destiny.”
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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