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Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.
To speak and act truth with constancy and precision is nearly as difficult, and perhaps as meretorious, as to speak it under intimidation or penalty
Sometimes gentle sometimes capricious sometimes awful never the same for two moments together almost human in its passions almost spiritual in its tenderness almost Divine in its infinity.
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and what it saw in a plain way. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion--all in one.
Absolute and entire ugliness is rare.
No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise as the greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
When men are rightly occupied their amusement grows out of their work as the color-petals out of a fruitful flower.
Sunshine is delicious rain is refreshing wind braces us snow is exhilarating there is no such thing as bad weather only different kinds of good weather.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time.
Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
There is no wealth but life.
Fine art is that in which the hand the head and the heart of man go together.
All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.
God gives us always strength enough and sense enough for everything He wants us to do.
Reading and writing are not education if they do not help people to be kind to all creatures
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
Shadows are in reality when the sun is shining the most conspicuous thing in a landscape next to the highest lights.
Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
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.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
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.
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.