"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures."
"Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous."
"The best way to know God is to love many things."
"Conscience is a man’s compass."
"One must work and dare if one really wants to live."
"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others."
"If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things."
"There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke."
"One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way."
"The way to know life is to love many things."