Facts about Joshua Reynolds

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Joshua Reynolds was a famous Artist from England, who lived between July 16, 1723 and February 23, 1792. He/she became 68 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by Joshua.

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Famous quotes by Joshua Reynolds (12)


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"It is but a poor eloquence which only shows that the orator can talk"
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"Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers"
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"Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius"
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"The real character of a man is found out by his amusements"
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"Words should be employed as the means, not the end; language is the instrument, conviction is the work"
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"All the gestures of children are graceful; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master"
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"If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency"
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"A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great"
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"The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it"
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"The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation; the next greatest is he who corrupts it"
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"Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come of nothing"
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"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts"


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