The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
Children have more need of models than of critics.
Education should be gentle and stern, not cold and lax.
What a man knows only through feeling can be explained only through enthusiasm.
Think of the ills from which you are exempt.
Luckily, I never feel at one time more than half my pains.
Happy is the man who can do only one thing: in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.
When my friends lack an eye, I look at them in profile.
Without duty, life is soft and boneless.
Without duty, life is soft and bone less.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.
Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Without duty, life is soft and boneless; it cannot hold itself together.
All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.
Never cut what you can untie.
Whence? wither? why? how? - these questions cover all philosophy.