The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder.
Of what use the friendliest disposition even, if there are no hours given to Friendship, if it is forever postponed to unimportant duties and relations? Friendship first, Friendship last.
Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.