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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.


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

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


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 is an art, we are all artists of our own lives.

Vinicius Fortuna

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

To master a lesson or any art there is no short cut. One has to work hard, practise for hours, keep on doing it till one gets it right.

Vikrant Parsai

To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason?

William Blake

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

Charles Baudelaire

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

George Jean Nathan

To the accountants, a true work of art is an investment that hangs on the wall.

Hilary Alexander, Sunday Telegraph (1993)

To work entirely independent of others is art. To work creatively as a team, with a share of the work done privately, is design.

Cameron Moll

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist

Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein

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