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To teach taste is inevitably to form character

To teach taste is inevitably to form character

For if, resolutely, people do what is right, in time to come they like doing it. But they only are in a moral state when they have come to like doing it; and as long as they don't like it, they are still in a vicious state.

The entire object of education is to make people not merely do the right things, - not merely industrious, but to love industry - not merely learned, but to love knowledge - not merely pure, but to love purity - not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.

What we like determines what we are, and is the sign of what we are.

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Design as character.

Design as character.

The Greek conception of the purest Deity - every habit of life, and every form of his art developed themselves from the seeking this bright, serene, resistless wisdom and setting himself, as a man, to do things evermore rightly and strongly.

The principal character of Greek art is not beaut...

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Art as a moral compass

Art as a moral compass

Every nation's vice or virtue, was written in its art: the soldiership of early Greece; the sensuality of late Italy; the visionary religion of Tuscany; the splendid human energy of Venice.

We, europeans, have had three great religions: the Greek, which was the worship of t...

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Building with the heart makes things eternal.

Building with the heart makes things eternal.

If you can fix some conception of a true human state of life to be striven for - life, good for all men, as for yourselves; if you can determine some honest and simple order of existence following those trodden ways of wisdom, which are pleasentness and seeking her quiet and withdrawn paths which...

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The Earth is sacred. Church is made sacred.

The Earth is sacred. Church is made sacred.

I am trying to prove to you the honour of your houses and your hills; not that the Church si not sacred - but that the whole Earth is.

People are so apt to look upon religion as the business of the clergy, not their own, that the moment they hear of anything depending on 'religion', they th...

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Taste as morality

Taste as morality

Taste is not only a part and an index of morality; - it is the ONLY morality. 

The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is , 'What do you like?' Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

Go out into the street, and ask the fi...

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Power of brains.

If you do not spend, somebody else will - somebody else must.

What then do you think the old practice that they should take who have the power and they should keep who can is less iniquitous when the power has become power of brains instead of fist? Though we may not take ...

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