As some of you know, I some years ago — a few — painted a picture of Mr. Whitman. I began in the usual way, but soon found that the ordinary methods wouldn't do — that technique, rules and traditions would have to be thrown aside; that before all else, he was to be treated as a man, whatever became of what are commonly called the principles of art.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false
Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.
It is better to have done something than to have been someone.
To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view.
James Mcneill Whistler
Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic
Imagination, industry, and intelligence -- the three I s -- are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth the finding; and it is not to be found in foreign lands, but in the heart itself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
Dr John G Hibben
There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.