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The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems.

S. L. A. Marshall, Men Against Fire, 1947

The art of letting go is simply about personal empowerment. Realizing what you're in charge of, realizing what you control, and more importantly, what you don't control."

Steve Maraboli

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.

Charles Langbridge Morgan

The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.

Sir Henry Taylor

The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.

Marcus Aelius Aurelius

The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.

Marcus Aurelius

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

The Art of Love: knowing how to combine the temperment of a vampire with the discretion of an anemone.

E.M. Cioran

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elain Heffner

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

Alfred North Whitehead

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.

A. N. Whitehead

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.

Jean Baptiste Colbert

The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.

Walter Benjamin

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.

Ulysses S. Grant

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

David Hare

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 Rodin

The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.

Paul Klee

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.

Sophie Swetchine

The best form of flattery is to master the art of listening.

Vikrant Parsai

The brightest sun of the art always rises on the horizons of unhappiness.

Mehmet Murat ildan

The city as a center where, any day in any year, there may be a fresh encounter with a new talent, a keen mind or a gifted specialist -- this is essential to the life of a country. To play this role in our lives a city must have a soul -- a university, a great art or music school, a cathedral or a great mosque or temple, a great laboratory or scientific center, as well as the libraries and museums and galleries that bring past and present together. A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.

Margaret Mead

The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead.

Harold Rosenberg

The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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