To be taught to read-what is the use of that, if you know not whether what you read is false or true? To be taught to write or to speak-but what is the use of speaking, if you have nothing to say? To be taught to think-nay, what is the use of being able to think, if you have nothing to think of? But to be taught to see is to gain word and thought at once, and both true.

we shall be led as much to the street and the cottage as to the temple and the tower; and shall be more interested in buildings raised by feeling,

What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant ”well-being,” and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. There must be the will to produce a superior thing.

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