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Management An activity or art where those who have not yet succeeded and those who have proved unsuccessful are led by those who have not yet failed.

Paulson Frenckner

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.

Francis Bacon

Master Sigmund Freud once said that wherever I go, I find a poet has been there before me. This is simply because science either walks or runs but art has wings to fly!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

William Osler

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.

H.L. Mencken

Misanthropes need people without a steady supply, the misanthrope cannot fully apply his art.

Polly Whitney

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.

Charles Baudelaire

Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.

Oscar Wilde

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

Oscar Wilde

Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.

Robert South

Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.

Rebecca West

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

Walter Savage Landor

My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.

Kahlil Gibran

Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.

Dejan Stojanovic

New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state-of-the-art technology.

Robert E. Kahn

No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.

Anna Garlin Spencer

No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.

Isadora Duncan, The Sensational Life of Isadora Duncan

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.

Ingrid Bergman

No form of Nature is inferior to Art for the arts merely imitate natural forms.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.

Bernard Berenson

Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.

George Santayana

Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.

Pietro Aretino

Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray,
To come to me: of cureless ills thou art
The one physician. Pain lays not its touch
Upon a corpse.

Aeschylus

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