In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
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.
Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.