Ralph Waldo Emerson
“ Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never. ”
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
All diseases run into one, old age.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.