Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitude.
There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.