A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. A man who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.”
―St. Francis of Assisi
"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the piano is the soul with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul."
"It is better to lose one's life than one's spirit."
—Stephen Vincent Benét, By the Waters of Babylon
"Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday."
—Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
"Remember then: there is only one time that is important—
Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when
we have any power. The most necessary man is he with whom you are, for no man knows whether he will ever have dealings with any one else: and the most important affair is, to do him good, because for that purpose alone was man sent into this life!"
—Leo Tolstoy, Three Questions
"When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive your transgressions."
"Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one finds a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond price, no amount can balance their worth."