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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

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

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 catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

Simone de Beauvoir

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