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The true masters of the art of living are already happy if they are not unhappy.

Jean Anouilh

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The uglier as body art, the better as a bodyguard.

Volodymyr Knyr

The universe has no mind and that’s why it can never reach perfection! Perfection is the art of meticulous high-mind!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

Heinrich Heine

The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

Heinrich Heine

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.

Anatole France

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.

Auguste Renoir

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.

Oswald Mosley

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.

Jim Davis

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring Impatience and Laziness.

Franz Kafka

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

Franz Kafka

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

Benjamin Disraeli

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all

William Hart Coleridge

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?

William Hart Coleridge

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

Mao Zedong

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

Pablo Picasso

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

William Osler

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.

André Gide

There is no summit in art; there is only continuous climbing!

Mehmet Murat ildan

There is nothing more becoming a wise man than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art. Let them therefore be wise and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters than thy inferiors; shunning always such as are poor and needy, for if thou givest twenty gifts and refuse to do the like but once, all that thou hast done will be lost, and such men will become thy mortal enemies.

Sir W Raleigh, to his Son

There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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