Peter, oil on canvas, c. 1941, 24 x 20 in.
Wisdom and prophetic intuition
Abide with a man
A man can remember his origins
And a man can live in apprehension of his end
pastel on paper, 14 x 10 in.
“The only conservative worth his salt is one whose stand is outside all Capitalism: on Wisdom and Charity, on sculpture and painting as Fine Arts; in a word, on personal Religion and its symbols.” (1961)
Gertrude Peeling Apples, c. 1925, pastel on dark brown paper, 10⅞ x 8½ in.
“Knowledge is not an end, any more than perseverance. They are the media of wisdom. In like manner, love and labor are media for the end, counsel–or understanding in the heart.” (April 1932)
Gertrude, pen and ink and crayon on brown paper, c. 1920
“A man may be said to be wise when he has grasped the essential absurdity of stoicism as a final mode of conduct; when, in other words, he can suffer and be happy alone (that is dependent on God, not man). When, in other words, he is never lonely. The man who is wise can die alone.” (1932)
“Wisdom, being always in a minority of one, usually has no chance whatever where majorities rule.” (1939)