No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.