A great thing can only be done by a great person and they do it without effort.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent.
An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
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.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.