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Quote Left Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose Quote Right
Quote Left Everything perfect in its kind has to transcend its own kind, it must become something different and incomparable. In some notes the nightingale is still a bird; then it rises above its class and seems to suggest to every winged creature what singing is truly like. Quote Right
Quote Left The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression. With yellow the eye rejoices, the heart expands, the spirit is cheered and we immediately feel warmed. Many people feel an inclination to laugh when looking through a yellow glass. Quote Right
Quote Left He who seizes the right moment is the right man. Quote Right
Quote Left The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them. Quote Right
Quote Left Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Quote Right
Quote Left When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life. Quote Right
Quote Left Whenever I hear people talking about 'liberal ideas,' I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error. Quote Right
Quote Left Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. Quote Right
Quote Left Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower. Quote Right
Quote Left The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. Quote Right
Quote Left A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them. Quote Right
Quote Left He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Quote Right
Quote Left Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color. Quote Right
Quote Left Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do. Quote Right
Quote Left All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension. Quote Right
Quote Left Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. Quote Right
Quote Left A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own. Quote Right
Quote Left It is delivery that makes the orators success. Quote Right
Quote Left A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next. Quote Right
Quote Left To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him. Quote Right
Quote Left If I love you, what business is it of yours Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action. Quote Right
Quote Left The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings. Quote Right
Quote Left A man's errors are what make him amiable. Quote Right
Quote Left No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstood others. Quote Right
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