The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face.

The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.

Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.