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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

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.

Casey Stengel

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Al Capp

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Al Capp

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.

Sir Ralph Richardson

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

Rmy de Gourmont

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest sceintists are always artists as well.

Albert Einstein

All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

All art is an imitation of nature.

Seneca

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface

All art is but imitation of nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Honore De Balzac

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.

Ann Landers

All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

Alexander Pope

All smatterers are more brisk and pert Than those who understand an art; As little sparkles shine more bright Than glowing coals that gave them light.

Butler

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.

Oscar Wilde

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.

M. C. Richards

All the world is queer save thee and me. And even thou art a little queer.

Sir Robert Owen

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