Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will in good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
As quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, both Ancient and Modern (1908) by Tryon Edwards, p. 131. Also in EASTLAKE, C. L.:Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters (p. 477).
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.Rembrandt
Choose only one master — Nature.Rembrandt
A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished.Rembrandt
A painting is not made to be sniffed.Rembrandt
A painting is complete when it has the shadows of a god.Rembrandt