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Eugene Delacroix Quotes


A French Romantic artist.
(1798 - 1863)

A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.
 

Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
 

Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.
 

Experience has two things to teach: The first is that we must correct a great deal; the second that we must not correct too much.
[Experience]
 

If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
 

Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
 

Talent does whatever it wants to do. Genius does only what it can.
 

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
[Art]
 

We work not only to produce, but to give value to time.
[One Day]
 

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.