Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.
A letter does not blush.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
No one ever gossips about the virtues of others.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
Persevere in virtue and diligence.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
Virtue is the truest nobility.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
To comprehend and love painting requires an eye sensitive to forms and to colors, and, without education or apprenticeship, one which takes pleasure in the juxtaposition of tones and is delicate in the matter of optical sensations.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics.