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Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.

Ralph J. Smith

Eschew that friend, if thou art wise, who consorts with thy enemies.

Sa?di

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

Clive Staples Lewis

Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.

Romare Beardon

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.

don Miguel Ruiz

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.

Charles Baudelaire

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.

C. S. Lewis

Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. We've come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film. You have to ask yourself if there's anything about us more important than the fact that we're constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves.

Don DeLillo

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Robert W. Sarnoff

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Robert W. Sarnoff

Fine art and pizza delivery, what we do falls neatly in between!

David Letterman

For nearly 40 years Johannes Meintjes has enriched the South African art scene with his personalised works which have the inherent quality of good art - the artist’s genuine feelings and moods can be felt in each brush or palette stroke…

Yvonne Steynberg

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.

Lawrence Durrell

Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.

Allen Ginsberg

Friendship is not necessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Clive Staples Lewis

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

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

C. S. Lewis

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

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 sits in a glass house -- but in an unbreakable one --conceiving ideas. After giving birth, it falls into madness. Stretches out its hand through the window toward the first person happening by. The demon's claw rips, the iron fist grips. Before, you were a model, mocks the ironic voice between serrated teeth, for me, you are raw material to work on. I throw you against the glass wall, so that you remain stuck there, projected and stuck. (Then come the lovers of art and contemplate the bleeding work from outside. Then come the photographers. New art, it says in the newspaper the following day. The learned journals give it a name that ends in ism.)

Paul Klee

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

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