I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
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.
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
There is no wealth but life.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
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 sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.