The painter who is content with the praise of the world for what does not satisfy himself, is not an artist, but an artisan; for though his reward be only praise, his pay is that of a mechanic.
The most intangible, and therefore the worst kind of a lie, is a half-truth. — This is the peculiar device of the “conscientious” detractor.
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