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It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?"
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck."
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans."
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances."
God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection."
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love."
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable."