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Benjamin Haydon
January 26, 1786 - June 22, 1846
Nationality: British
Category: Artist
Subcategory: British Artist

Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity. There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things. All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.


Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.


When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for.


Men who have reached and passed 45, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.


Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.


There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.


The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.


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