Order is to arrangement what the soul is to the body, and what mind is to matter.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their own
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
All gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Never cut what you can untie.
To be an agreeable guest one need only enjoy oneself.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.
Children need models rather than critics.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
All luxury corrupts either the morals or the taste.
Illusion and wisdom combined are the charm of life and art.