Race is precisely of as much consequence in man as it is in any animal
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect
He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin
Poetry is the suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art