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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Extracts from Amiel’s Journal
Destiny (just before death)
By Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)
 
Translation of Mary Augusta Ward

APRIL 10TH, 1881 [he died May 11th].—What dupes we are of our own desires!… Destiny has two ways of crushing us—by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. But he who only wills what God wills escapes both catastrophes. “All things work together for his good.”  1
 
 
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