It takes character and personality to determine actively to live and learn, to persevere in patience while experience accumulates and teaches us the things we want to know. There is no one who is born with an infallible taste and judgment or who can acquire it suddenly.
The mind and eyes need as much training as the craftsman’s hands if they are to learn to discriminate between the true and the sham, the thing that is beautiful and the thing that is flashy.
It is when the craftsman can combine all three things, the fine judgment of mind, hands, and eyes, that he produces work of the highest order.
— The Woodworker, August 1951