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“There are Three Classes of People: Those who See, Those who See when They are Shown, Those who do Not See.”

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“Painting is Poetry that is Seen rather than Felt, and Poetry is Painting that is Felt rather than Seen.”

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“Learning is The only Thing The Mind Never Exhausts, Never Fears, and Never Regrets.”

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“The Painter has The Universe in his Mind and Hands.”

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“Tears Come from The Heart and Not from The Brain.”

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“Nothing Strengthens Authority so much as Silence.”

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“While I Thought that I was Learning how to Live, I have been Learning how to Die.”

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“Life is Pretty Simple: You do some Stuff. Most Fails. Some Works. You Do More of what Works.”

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“It is Easier to Resist at The Beginning than at The End.”

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“Learning Never Exhausts The Mind.”

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“The Noblest Pleasure is The Joy of Understanding.”

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“When Once You have Tasted Flight, You will Forever Walk The Earth with Your Eyes Turned Skyward, for there You have been, and there You will always Long to Return.”

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“Art is Never Finished, only Abandoned.”

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“Study Without Desire Spoils The Memory, and it Retains Nothing that it Takes in.”

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“If You Call Painting Dumb Poetry, The Painter may Call Poetry Blind Painting.”

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“The Greatest Deception Men Suffer is from their Own Opinions.”

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“All our Knowledge has its Origins in our Perceptions.”

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“The Human Foot is a Masterpiece of Engineering and a Work of Art.”

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“Nature appears to have been The Cruel Stepmother rather than The Mother of many Animals.”

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“The Beginnings and Ends of Shadow Lie between The Light and Darkness and may Be Infinitely Diminished and Infinitely Increased. Shadow is The Means by which Bodies Display their form. The forms of Bodies could Not Be Understood in Detail but for Shadow.”

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“As a Well Spent Day Brings Happy Sleep, so Life Well Used Brings Happy Death.” 

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“Be a Mirror, Absorb Everything around You and still Remain The Same.”

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“There is Nothing which Deceives Us as much as our Own Judgement.”

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“It had Long since Come to My Attention that People of Accomplishment Rarely Sat Back and Let Things Happen to them. They Went out and Happened to Things.”

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“I Love Those who can Smile in Trouble.”

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“The Knowledge of all Things is Possible.”

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“He who Loves Practice Without Theory is Like The Sailor who Boards Ship Without a Rudder and Compass and Never Knows where He may Cast.”

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“I have been Impressed with The Urgency of Doing. Knowing is Not enough; We must Apply. Being Willing is Not enough; We must Do.”

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“It is ill to Praise, and Worse to Blame, The Thing which You do Not Understand.”

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“I am Not Poor. Poor are Those who Desire many Things.”

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“Intellectual Passion Drives out Sensuality.”

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“As You Cannot Do what You Want, Want what You can Do.”

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“Wisdom is The Daughter of Experience.”

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“Marriage is Like Putting Your Hand into a Bag of Snakes in The Hope of Pulling out an Eel.”

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“Water is The Driving Force of all Nature.”

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“The Function of Muscle is to Pull and Not to Push, Except in The Case of The Genitals and The Tongue.”

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“Once You Tasted Flight, You will Forever Walk The Earth with Your Eyes Turned Skyward, for there You have been, and there You will always Long to Return. ”

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“Life is Pretty Simple: You Do some Stuff. Most Fails. Some Works. You Do More of what Works. If it Works Big, others Quickly Copy it. Then You Do Something else. The Trick is The Doing Something else.”

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“Medicine is The Restoration of Discordant Elements; Sickness is The Discord of The Elements Infused into The Living Body.”

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“life Without Love, is No Life at all.”

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“Obstacles Cannot Crush Me; Every Obstacle Yields to Stern Resolve.”

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“People React to Fear, Not Love - They Don't Teach that in Sunday School, but it's True. ”

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“Such is The Supreme Folly of Man that He Labours so as to Labour No More.”

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“Necessity is The Mistress and Guide of Nature.”

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“God Sells Us all Things at The Price of Labor.” 

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“Realize that Everything Connects to Everything else.”

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“Small Rooms or Dwellings Discipline The Mind; Large Ones Weaken it.”

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“In Rivers, The Water that You Touch is The Last of what has Passed and The First of that which Comes; so with Present Time.”

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