When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
No small misery is caused by overworked and unhappy people, in the dark views which they necessarily take up themselves, and force upon others, of work itself.
Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
And besides; the problem of land, at its worst, is a bye one; distribute the earth as you will, the principal question remains inexorable, --Who is to dig it? Which of us, in brief word, is to do the hard and dirty work for the rest, and for what pay?
Work first and then rest. Work first, and then gaze, but do not use golden ploughshares, nor bind ledgers in enamel.
Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.