Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.