Quotes by Joshua Reynolds

Joshua Reynolds

English painter, specialising in portraits

Alive from: 1723-1792

Category: Artists

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    Taste does not come by chance: it is a long and laborious task to acquire it.
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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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    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 from nothing.
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    Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.
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    The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
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