-Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
-The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
-Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
-In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
-Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher