Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.
Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
Life is a magic vase filled to the brim; so made that you cannot dip into it nor draw from it; but it overflows into the hand that drops treasures into it-drop in malice and it overflows hate; drop in charity and it overflows love.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.
The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.