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There is only one art, whose sole criterion is the power, the authenticity, the revelatory insight, the courage and suggestiveness with which it seeks its truth. Thus, from the standpoint of the work and its worth it is irrelevant to which political ideas the artist as a citizen claims allegiance, which ideas he would like to serve with his work or whether he holds any such ideas at all.

Václav Havel

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.

Adrienne Rich

Think, my friend, think millions of things! Thinking is the Art of God!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Think, my friend, think millions of things! Thinking is the Art of God!

Mehmet Murat ildan

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.

Captain J. A. Hadfield

This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.

Victoria Lincoln

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

Izaak Walton

Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way.

John Stuart Mill

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise be wise and thou art happy.

Akhenaton

Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.

Miguel de Cervantes

Thou art a Man, God is no more.
Thy own humanity learn to adore.

William Blake

Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with.

William Shakespeare

Thou art all the comfort,
The Gods will diet me with.

William Shakespeare

Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream, And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.

George Linley

Thou art the Mars of malcontents.

William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 3

To affect the quality of the day that is the art of life.

Henry David Thoreau

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Henry Ward Beecher

To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.

Aberjhani

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.

Henri Frdric Amiel

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.

Jean de La Fontaine

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