A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
There is something about being the subject of the Queen which distinguishes you in a material way from other people.
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
"I pay my taxes," says somebody, as if that were an act of virtue instead of one of compulsion.
Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.
Considering the company I keep in this place, that is hardly surprising.
You don't have a democracy. It's a photocracy.
Men of genius are not to be analyzed by commonplace rules. The rest of us who have been or are leaders, more commonplace in our quality, will do well to remember two things. One is never to forget posterity when devising a policy. The other is never to think of posterity when making a speech.
A manager may be tough and practical, squeezing out, while the going is good, the last ounce of profit and dividend . . .
Experiment is necessary in establishing an academy, but certain principles must apply to this business of art as to any other business which affects the artistic sense of the community.