God alone can finish.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless, peacocks and lilies for instance.
The beauty of the animal form is in exact proportion to the amount of moral and intellectual virtue expressed by it.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance.
If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.
God gives us always strength enough, and sense enough, for everything He wants us to do.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
There is no wealth but life.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera ... and it seemed the shrieking of winds; when I am happy, a sparrow's chirp is delicious to me. But it is not the chirp that makes me happy, but I that make it sweet.
I know well that happiness is in little things.
When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the color-petals out of a fruitful flower.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
No one can do me any good by loving me; I have more love than I need or could do any good with; but people do me good by making me love them - which isn't easy.
The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as the greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
When men are rightfully occupied, then their amusement grows out of their work as the color petals out of a fruitful garden.
The weakest among us has a gift, however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar to him and which worthily used will be a gift also to his race.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.