In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Contributed by: Zaady
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of an intelligent effort.
To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.
Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.
Source: Unto This Last
The question is not what man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
There is hardly anything in the world that some man can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
There are many religions, but there is only one morality.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
What is poetry? The suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions.
Source: Sesame and Lilies
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