Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes it deficiencies.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
All art is concerned with coming into being.
If purpose, then, is inherent in art, so is it in Nature also. The best illustration is the case of a man being his own physician, for Nature is like that agent and patient at once.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature.
A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.
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