Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.
Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.
The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.
One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.
Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.