By T. S. Eliot
A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice, and hard work.
Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it.
A man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality.
What is the age of death? Not even a couple of moments. Life is a progression, it’s not a matter of a day or two!
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backward.
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of a defeat; but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress towards a victory.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Error is the price we pay for progress.
The art of progress is to reserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Beauty gets the attention, personality gets the heart.
Success favors the well-groomed.
Good things happen to those who groom.
Dress like you’re already famous.