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By asking for the impossible, obtain the best possible.

~ Italian Proverb

As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
~ Van Wyck Brooks

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist fears this is true.
~ James Branch Cabell

A white wall is the fool's paper.
~ French Proverb

I have made a great discovery. What I love belongs to me. Not the chairs and tables in my house, but the masterpieces of the world. It is only a question of loving them enough.
~ Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

Stupidities that succeed are still stupidities.
~ Yiddish Proverb


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