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The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.


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The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
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All good things are wild, and free.
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Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters.
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It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
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If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
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The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce of his fields, and sacrificing in his mind not only his first but last fruits also.
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