Question: Why have Americans got so ugly?
Answer: They try to make each feature express one beauty or another, leaving the whole in chaos.
Question: Why are American actors and dramatists so good?
Answer: Educated in the constant observation of amateurs who work on parts, they have learned in their work of imitation to put together a whole.
Question: Why is the President so good an actor?
Answer: Americans are so partial, incoherent, and self interested in their politics. Again, the professional learns from the failure of amateurs.