Give me love and work - these two only.
No man is good enough to be another's master.
Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.
The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?
If you cannot learn to love real art at least learn to hate sham art.
The Beasts that be
In wood and waste,
Now sit and see,
Nor ride nor haste.
I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
I once a King and chief
Now am the tree-bark’s thief,
Ever ’twixt trunk and leaf
Chasing the prey.