Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only one way of seeing them, and that is, seeing the whole of them.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
There are no such things as Flowers there are only gladdened Leaves.
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.