If you live with a lame man, you learn to limp.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
It does not follow, that because a particular work of art succeeds in charming us, its creator also deserves our admiration.
Neither blame nor praise yourself.
Painting is silent poetry.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
The richest soil, if uncultivated, produces the rankest weeds.
The whole life of a man is but a point in time; let us enjoy it.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.