I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.
Genius is eternal patience.