A Quote by Orson Hyde on art, deed, doubt, life, and painting

No doubt many of you have had your portraits penciled upon the canvas by an artist, and after he had drawn the outlines, without filling it up or embellishing at all, you looked at it and said, "That is not myself, it does not look like me, it belongs to some else." But when it came to be filled up and embellished, perhaps you were ready to own it. Will you be willing to own the lasting picture of yourself which you are daily painting by your thoughts and deed? Will you be ready to own the self- portrait created by your life?

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

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