Art is the path of the creator to his work.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.