While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading.
For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
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