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The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since.
– William FaulknerRate it:
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms, Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
– Auguste RodinRate it:
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
– Franois Auguste Ren RodinRate it:
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
– Elbert HubbardRate it:
The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.
– Leonardo da VinciRate it:
The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization.
– Jacob Getlar SmithRate it:
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
– Eugène DelacroixRate it:
The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.
– BerensonRate it:
The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
– Hendrik Willem Van LoonRate it:
The arts are the servant wisdom its master.
– SenecaRate it:
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
– SenecaRate it:
The ascent from earth to heaven is not easy.
– Lucius Annaeus SenecaRate it:
The ass will carry his load, but not a double load ride not a free horse to death.
– Miguel de CervantesRate it:
The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.
– Charles Robert DarwinRate it:
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
– UnknownRate it:
The attempt and not the deed
Confounds us.

– William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 2 scene 2Rate it:
The attempt and not the deed Confounds us.
– William ShakespeareRate it:
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.
– Joseph SobranRate it:
The attention of a superior is too flattering to our vanity not to call it forth.
– Letitia Elizabeth LandonRate it:
The Attitude of Gratitude can raise your Altitude. Being Thankful is a magical way to reach the Top.
– RVMRate it:
The Attitude of Gratitude can raise your Altitude. Being Thankful is a magical way to reach the Top. -RVM
– RVMRate it:
The attribute most noble of the hand Is readiness in giving; of the head, Bending before a teacher; of the mouth, Veracious speaking; of a victor?s arms, Undaunted valour; of the inner heart, Pureness the most unsullied; of the ears, Delight in hearing and receiving truth?These are adornments of high-minded men, Better than all the majesty of Empire.
– BhartrihariRate it:
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.
– Anthony BurgessRate it:
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
– Edward GibbonRate it:

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