We feed on genius great men exist that there might be greater men.
How painful to give a gift to any person of sensibility, or of equality It is next worst to receiving one
The artist must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
Not in his goals but in his transitions is man great
He that loveth maketh his own the grandeur he loves
Nothing is more simple than greatness indeed, to be simple is to be great
Some of your hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From evils which never arrived
What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived
In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities
I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
I hate quotations.
Imagination is not the talent of some men, but is the health of every man
Health and appetite impart the sweetness to sugar, bread, and meat
The best part of health is fine disposition
Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child
There was never a poet who had not the heart in the right place
The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder
Heaven sometimes hedges a rare character about with ungainliness and odium, as the burr that protects the fruit
Every man is a channel through which heaven floweth