Quotation by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881), Swiss philosopher, poet. Journal Intime, entry for December 17, 1856 (1882), trans. by Mrs. Humphrey Ward (1892).
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