When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
The best thing in life aren't things.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
No individual raindrop ever consider itself responsible for the flood.
Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating;
there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil;
buy it, by compromise with evil.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;
peacocks and lilies, for instance.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
Out of suffering comes the serious mind;
out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.
All violent feelings have the same effect.
They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life.
Anarchy and competition, the laws of death.
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
There is no wealth but life.
The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
The last act crowns the play.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
What is the cheapest to you now is likely to be the dearest to you in the end.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
Every great man is always being helped by everybody;
for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.