A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos.
It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.
I know of no better name than Anarchism.
The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
The modern work of art, as I have said, is a symbol.
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.
In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence.
That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision.
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