I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
O Lord, thou givest us everything, at the price of an effort.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Such is the supreme folly of man that he labours so as to labour no more.
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