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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
19th century
Place of birth: Switzerland

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.



(French, German)

Une erreur est d'autant plus dangereuse qu'elle contient plus de vérité.

Ein Irrtum ist umso gefährlicher, je mehr Wahrheit er enthält.

See also 

See also...

A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.

Love truth, but pardon error.

Quotes for: mistake


Quotes about mistake:

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.

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.

Any man can make mistakes.

I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Quotes for: danger


Quotes about danger:

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.

But where the danger is,
also grows the saving power.

The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.

Quotes for: truth


Quotes for: truth

To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

The language of truth is simple.

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.

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.


Henri-Frédéric Amiel also said...

A thousand things advance, nine hundred and ninety-eight fall back, this is progress.

Each life makes its destiny.

The real name of happiness is contentment.

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