Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy - it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn't worry.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other.
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
A tree that can fill the span of a man's arms grows from a downy tip; A terrace nine storeys high rises from handfuls of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.
I had great teachers at school who taught me to use all my body to paint, to draw - you can draw with your hand, you can draw with a spatula.
The thing is, is to raise your hand. It's not to hide, and it's not to try and pretend or do anything like that. You raise your hand, that's the best thing about it.
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.