Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
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It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
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There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what ridicule has brought him to. Instead of feeling complimented when we are called an ass, we are left in doubt.