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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

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

Dejan Stojanovic

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

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

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.

Sun Tzu

O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo

William Shakespeare

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

Christopher Marlowe

Oh, thou hast a damnable iteration, and art indeed able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me Hal, God forgive thee for it. Before I knew thee Hal, I knew nothing, and now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better than one of the wicked.

William Shakespeare

On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.

Freya Stark

One cannot remain the same. Art is a mirror which should show many reflections, and the artist should not always show the same face, or the face becomes a mask.

Yvette Gilbert, (1865-1944)

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