Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.
The painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places.
Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor.
The eye, the window of the soul, is the chief means whereby the understanding can most fully and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of Nature; and the ear is second.
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings.
Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Who sows virtue ought to reap honour.
He turns not back who is bound to a star.
Nature alone is the master of true genius.
Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a
Darkness is absence of light. Shadow is diminution of light.
I'm not contented to capture the world. I want to change it.
Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble.
Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.
Such is the supreme folly of man that he labours so as to labour no more.
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect
There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.
It is ordained that to the ambitious, who derive no satisfaction from the gifts of life and the beauty of the world, life shall be a cause of suffering, and they shall possess neither the profit nor the beauty of the world.
It reflects no great honour on a painter to be able to execute one thing well.