Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
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The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
Drill everything, mine everything, roll back regulations, tweak the science, expedite permits. Sound familiar? The Republicans offer up more 19th-Century solutions to our 21st-Century energy problems.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
The happy Union of these States is a wonder their Constitution a miracle their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
I want my music to do the explaining.
Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.