When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
The first wealth is health.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.