Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
O sleepers! what a thing is slumber! Sleep resembles death. Ah, why then dost thou not work in such wise as that after death thou mayst retain a resemblance to perfect life, when, during life, thou art in sleep so like to the hapless dead?
Many will there be who will give up work and labour and poverty of life and goods, and will go to live among wealth in splendid buildings, declaring that this is the way to make themselves acceptable to God.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Let no man who is not a Mathematician read the elements of my work.
I am not to blame for putting forward, in the course of my work on science, any general rule derived from a previous conclusion.
Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker.
I know that many will call this useless work.
When you represent in your work shadows which you can only discern with difficulty, and of which you cannot distinguish the edges so that you apprehend them confusedly, you must not make them sharp or definite lest your work should have a wooden effect.
The lover is moved by the beloved object as the senses are by sensual objects; and they unite and become one and the same thing. The work is the first thing born of this union; if the thing loved is base the lover becomes base.
It vexes me greatly that having to earn my living has forced me to interrupt the work and to attend to small matters.