Vincent Van Gogh

Dutch Post-impressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890)

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Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
How can I be useful, of what service can I be There is something inside me, what can it be
The best way to know God is to love many things.
If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
I wish they would only take me as I am.
Do not quench your inspiration and your inmagination do not become the slave of your model.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
Conscience is a man's compass.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Great things are done by a seris of small things brought together.
I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.
If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

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