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Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice journalism what will be grasped at once.

Cyril Connolly

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.

Wilfred A. Peterson

The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.

Atwell

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.

Thomas Crum

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo Deny thy father, and refuse thy name...

William Shakespeare

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates

No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.

Anna Garlin Spencer

Painting The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce

A bird without wings and a man without art are both condemned to wander in low places; they can never soar up to those unrivaled heights.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.

Bernard Berenson

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.

Okakura Kakuzo

'Art' is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.

Octavio Paz

'Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers, and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.'

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(Sarcasm is not the lowest form of wit, It is an art form dismissed by those too stupid to master it)

Sean Francis

...it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.

John W.N. Sullivan

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

Ludwig Erhard

A girl becomes a wife with her eyes wide open. She knows that those sweetest words, 'I take thee to be my wedded husband,' really mean, 'I promise thee to cook three meals a day for 60 years thee will I clean up after thee will I talk to even when thou art not listening thee will I worry about, cry over and take all manner of hurts from.'

Alan Marshall Beck

A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

Earl of Kent, _The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear_

A man's memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interest in the present.

George Santayana

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.

Lionel Trilling

A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.

Niccolo Machiavelli

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Dwight D Eisenhower

A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.

Reinhold Niebuhr

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

Marcel Proust

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