Amiel’s Journal has ratings and 14 reviews. Jessica said: I have completed my journey with Henri. I was a little sad to lose him. Of course technical. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. INTRODUCTION. IT WAS in the last days of December, , that the first volume of Henri Frederic Amiel’s “Journal Intime” was published at Geneva. The book.

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Everything which compromises the future or destroys my inner liberty, which enslaves me to things or obliges me to be other than I could and ought to be, all which injures my idea of the perfect man, hurts me mor- tally, degrades and wounds me in journak, even before- 12 AMIEUS JO URNAL.

It is thy turn! In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. His journal covers literature hates Victor Hugomusic, religion, ethics, weather, educational practices,child rearing, friendship, death, Facebook stalking and so much more.

Fresh and delicious weather. It gives liberty and breadth to thought, to learn to judge our own epoch from the point of view of universal history, history from the point of view jouurnal geological periods, geology from the point of view of astronomy. Six months after the publication of the first volume, the late Mark Pattison, who since then has himself bequeathed to literature a strange and memorable fragment of autobiography, addressed a letter to M.

To whom and to what have I been useful? Karin rated it it was ok May 08, Such he was on the eve of his death. As it was, Amiel threw himself into the competi- tion for the chair, was appointed professor, and then found himself in a hopelessly false position, placed on the threshold of life, in relations and surroundings for which he was radically unfitted, and cut off by no fault of his own from the milieu to which he rightly belonged, and in which his sensitive individuality might have expanded nor- mally and freely.

I felt at first a very strong attraction toward the book, and a deep interest in it, but I have already a good deal cooled down. The last seven years have been the most important of my life: For instance, after dwelling with evident zest on the nature of the metaphys- ical problems lying at the root of art in general, and Christian art in particular, the writer goes on to set the difficulty of M.

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The negative part of the humanist’s work is good; it will strip Christianity of an outer shell, which has become superfluous; but Euge andFeuerbach cannot save humanity. Kossi and Sismondi were busy lecturing to the Genevese youth, or taking part in Genevese legislation ; an active scientific group, headed by the Pictets, De la Kive, and the botanist Auguste-Pyrame de Candolle, kept the country abreast of European thought and speculation, while the mixed nationality of the place the blending in it of French keenness with Protestant enthusiasms and Protestant solidity was beginning to find inimitable and characteristic expression in the stories of Topffer.

It is an inno- cent one, and the public may even be said to have a kind of right to know as much as can be told it of the person- alities which move and stir it.

No spiritual force “more original, more universal, more fruit- ful in consequences of every sort and bearing, more capable of transforming and remaking everything presented to it, has arisen during the last three hundred years. Nothing resembles pride so much as discouragement.

Renan make of sin? The philosopher is a specialist, as far as the form of his science goes, though not in substance, and therefore he can never become popular.

Amiel’s Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel by Henri Frédéric Amiel – Free Ebook

A modern critic like M. Knowledge, love, power there is the intine plete life. His thought was religious and, fortunately, in a very open-minded way as he talked about following God’s will in a Christian way but still discussed the Eastern perspective as if it had valid meaning to him.

But meantime the genuine labors of these two writers E.

Every here and there Amiel expresses himself in a kind of jojrnal, perfectly intelligible to a Frenchman, but for which an English equivalent, at once terse and clear, is hard to find.

Still, the rank of the book was fully recognized, and tlie first article especially contained some remarkable criticisms, to which we shall find occasion to recur.

For this first 4 article of a reasonable creed is the key to all frdrci the clue which leads the mind safely through the labyrinth of doubt into the presence of the Eternal. In his young alertness Amiel seemed to be entering upon life as a conqueror; one would have said the future was all his own. Scherer as the editor of the” Journal Intime,” which M.

Journal of Henri Frederic Amiel/Preface

The generation which had waited for, prepared, and controlled, the Restoration of. His sense of duty rebels, his conscience suffers, and he makes resolution after resolution to shake himself free from the mental tradition which had taken such hold upon him to write, to produce, to satisfy his friends. Schelling and Alex- ander von Humboldt, mentioned a little lower down, were also still holding sway at Berlin when he was a student.


He possesses in prose that indispensable magic which he lacks in poetry. There were numerous untranslated passages in French and several in German, Spanish and Latin. How many journeys, how many im- pressions, observations, thoughts, how many forms of men and things have since then passed before me and in journla Finally he likes to discuss his faith and religion quite a a,iel and although I am not a believer he continues even on this topic to be a philosopher so I wasn’t put off by the expression of his feelings about how he believed how religion and faith improved his life and lives of others.

He belonged to jourrnal of the emigrant families, of which a more or less steady supply had enriched the little republic during the three centuries following the Reforma- tion. The joy of becoming once more conscious of myself, of listening to the passage of time and the flow of the universal life, is sometimes enough to make me forget every desire and to quench in me both the wish to produce and the power to execute. At the college or public school of Geneva, and at the academic, he would seem to have done only moderately as far as prizes and honors were concerned.

Amiel’s Journal by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Possibly but how much we should have lost! It seemed to me that our most trifling ac- tions, of eating, walking, and sleeping, were the condensa- tion of a multitude of truths and thoughts, and that the wealth of ideas involved was in direct proportion to the commonness of the action as our dreams are the more active, the deeper our sleep.

There is but one thing need- ful to possess God. But to hunt down consideration and reputation to force the esteem of others seemed to me an effort unworthy of myself, almost a degradation. A long morning walk.