The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal, the good one really does.
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
Exuberance is beauty.
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.