When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.
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.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
Sculpture is not the mere cutting of the form of anything in stone; it is the cutting of the effect of it. Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself.
There is no wealth but life.
Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.
The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -- the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future
Obey something, and you will have a chance to learn what is best to obey. But if you begin by obeying nothing, you will end by obeying the devil and all his invited friends.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.