whenever our life is stirred “Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor. This consciousness of the creative urge is evidence of the force of truth on our mind.”

if at first you don't succeed “If at first you don’t succeed, try a little ardor”

it is unfortunately very “It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.”

ardor, n.The quality “Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.”

among absent lovers “Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better”

learning is not attaind by chance “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”

the idealists and visionaries “The idealists and visionaries, foolish enough to throw caution to the winds and express their ardor and faith in some supreme deed, have advanced mankind and have enriched the world”

learning is not attained by chance “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

art is jealous mistress “Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.”

prose is architecture “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over”

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