The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. Henri Frederic Amiel There are no other quotes by this person in the Bon Mots database. Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Inner life Thinking for oneself Author Henri Frederic Amiel Source Journals of Henri Frederic Amiel Medium Personal journal Language French Time 1883 1880s 19th century Occupation Philosopher Writer From Switzerland Europe Authentication Score 2 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Amiel, Henri-Frédéric. Journal entry. 7 Jan. 1866. Citation text copied to clipboard.