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" A book worth reading is worth buying. "
" It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us. "
" The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it. "
" Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. "
" To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. "
" All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy. "
" To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. "
" The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. "
" The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque. "
" Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. "
" It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect. "
" We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it. "
" He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin. "
" No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. "
" Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only one way of seeing them, and that is, seeing the whole of them. "
" Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder. "
" Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. "
" The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. "
" Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books. "
" Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. "
" It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists. "
" One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live. "
" An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome. "
" Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them. "
" Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor. "
" Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. "
" Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them. "
" Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. "
" Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth. "
" No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change. "
" Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. "