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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

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

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

George Bernard Shaw

Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain

William Shakespeare

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.

Albert Einstein

Diversity the art of thinking independently together.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

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

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

W. H. Auden

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

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