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Silence is one great art of conversation.

Anonymous

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, "there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it." A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

Tom Blair

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

Tom Blair

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Tom Stoppard

So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

So many Gods, so many creeds
So many ways that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
is all this sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Old postcard

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.

Gloria Naylor

Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art.

Dejan Stojanovic

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

The Dhammapada

Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.

Phyllis Mcginley

Strategy is a system of makeshifts. Is is more than a science. It is bringing knowledge to bear on practical life, the further elaboration of an original guiding idea under constantly changing circumstances. It is the art of acting under the pressure of the most demanding conditions...That is why general principles, rules derived from them, and systems based on these rules cannot possibly have any value for strategy.

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Swearing is like any other music...If it is not done well, if it is not done with a fine and discriminating art, and vitalized with gracious and heartborn feeling, it lacks beauty, it lacks charm, it lacks expression, it lacks nobleness, it lacks majesty...

David Gridley, Indiantown

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Unknown

Taxidermia. Art forms come in many ways, but nothing conveys a psychopathic outlook more then stuffing your dead pet.

Hrvoje Matasić

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.

A Bartlett Giamatti

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.

A Bartlett Giamatti

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Martin Barzun

Technology adds nothing to art. Two thousand years ago, I could tell you a story, and at any point during the story I could stop, and ask, Now do you want the hero to be kidnapped, or not But that would, of course, have ruined the story. Part of the experience of being entertained is sitting back and plugging into someone else's vision.

Penn Jillette

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me thy company, and I will tell thee what thou art.

Miguel de Cervantes

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John A. Locke

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.

John Foster Dulles

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle

The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.

Albert Camus

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