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Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.

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Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.

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You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.

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Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

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He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

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A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

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We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.

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Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.

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Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.

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It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

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The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.

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No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.

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Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.

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Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

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Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.

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All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.

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Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.

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The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.

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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

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There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

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No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

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The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

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The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.

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Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

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It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.

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To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.

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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

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The art which we may call generally art of the wayside, as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives, is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.

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The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.

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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

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No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.

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Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.

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I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

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The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.

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