Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge although with plenty of care and diligence.
What beauty is I know not though it adheres to many things.
No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
As I grew older I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.