Quotation by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for Oct. 27, 1853 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphry Ward (1892).
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