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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis

From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.

Hermes

Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.

Malcom Mclaren

Fundamentalists are to Christianity what paint-by-numbers is to art.

Robin Tyler

Genius tries to conquer the world with art, with songs, with words; stupid tries to conquer it with sword, with guns, with arrows!

Mehmet Murat ildan

God made man mortal and to consol this transitory creature He gave him an immortal toy called Art!

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Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.

David Seabury

Good knowledge of an art or profession is essential to be successful in life. A man with insufficient knowledge will always cause harm to himself and others.

Vikrant Parsai

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Walter Winchell

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

George Jean Nathan

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

John Ruskin

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

Arthur Balfour

He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes.

James Thurber

High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they're all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium.

Milan Kundera

Honesty is the best part of any art form. If you don't have that, you're kidding yourself and your listener.

Billie Joe

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.

Michael Palin

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.

Dame Edith Sitwell

I believe it to be true that dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations; but there is art required to sort and understand them.

Michel de Montaigne

I believe that in the history of art and of thought there has always been at every living moment of culture a will to renewal. This is not the prerogative of the last decade only. All history is nothing but a succession of crises -- of rupture, repudiation and resistance. When there is no crisis, there is stagnation, petrifaction and death. All thought, all art is aggressive.

Eugène Ionesco

I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.

Charles Rosin

I don't like spiders; setting a trap is the art of low creatures! Who shall ever lay a trap shall be the meanest being on earth.

Mehmet Murat ildan

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.

Conte Camillo Benso di Cavour

I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.

Walt Whitman

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