There can be no ‘graduated exercises in drawing’ leading up to an artistic creation. That goal can be attained only through the development of mechanical technique and through the freedom of the spirit.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green.
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
Moral Education is the source of that spiritual equilibrium on which everything else depends and which may be compared to that physical equilibrium or sense of balance, without which it is impossible to stand upright or to move into any other position.
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
The child who concentrates is immensely happy.
Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.