Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
. . . Unhesitatingly take whatever material is readily at hand, and with enthusiasm and sincerity make something for a utilitarian purpose or just for the beauty of it. If at the very beginning you realize you aren't going to have a grand time making it, just stop right there, because just as sure as death the result will be a tired, dreary affair.
After fear of God, a believer gains nothing better for him than a good wife who obeys him if he gives her a command, pleases him if he looks at her, is true to him if he adjures her to do something, and is sincere towards him regarding her person and his property if he is absent.