Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else’s body.
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.
My poverty is not complete: it lacks me.
So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal.
To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.
Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
There is one simple Divinity found in all things, one fecund Nature, preserving mother of the universe insofar as she diversely communicates herself, casts her light into diverse subjects, and assumes various names.