Quotation by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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Mutual repect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for Nov. 7, 1862 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphrey Ward (1892).
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