Best Quotes by Bernard Berenson (Top 10)

  1. Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
  2. Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
  3. A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die.
  4. I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
  5. Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.
  6. Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Otherwise why does not the Virgin Mary appear to Lamaists, Mohammedans, or Hindus who have never heard of her.
  7. All of the arts, poetry, music, ritual, the visible arts, the theater, must singly and together create the most comprehensive art of all, a humanized society, and its masterpiece, free man
  8. Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
  9. I am only a picture-taster, the way others are wine-or tea-tasters.
  10. Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.

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