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Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.

E.C. Stedman

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

J. K. Galbraith

Politics is the art of anesthesia.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

Julius Henry Marx

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

Ernest Benn

Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.

Paul Valéry

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.

Paul Valery

Politics is the art of the possible.

R. A. Butler

Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

Otto von Bismarck

Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Barry Goldwater

Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.

Virgil

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.

Ausonius

Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot.

Robert Altman

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.

Austin O'Malley

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Willa Cather

Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.

Franz Werfel

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

Arthur Shopenhauer

Repetition is the death of art.

Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992

Resolve and thou art free.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness.

Percy Wynham Lewis

Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.

Paul Valéry

She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.

Willa Cather

Silence is one great art of conversation.

Anonymous

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