Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Nature never breaks her own laws.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Life well spent is long.
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.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.