Quotes by Bernard Berenson

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Bernard Berenson (ne Bernhard Valvrojenski, 1865 - 1959) was an American art historian. He was a major figure in establishing the market for 'old master' paintings.

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Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.

Between truth and the search for it, I choose the second.
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?
Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.

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