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

George Bernard Shaw

Art is a lie that tells the truth.

Pablo Picasso

Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty.

Dejan Stojanovic

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness.

Bryant McGill

Dying is also an art and just like any other art it must be learned.

Alireza Salehi Nejad

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.

William Shakespeare, Sonnet lxxxvii

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

Billie Joe

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that ... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.

John Lennon

It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.


Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.

Vincent Van Gogh

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D Eisenhower

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

Brian Adams

Life is a work of art, and Death is the masterpiece

Tanya Shetayh

My art, my greatest art, is the skill to live within me.

Alireza Salehi Nejad

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Marcel Proust

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer

The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be. . .

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

Edward Verall Lucas

The art of living lies in a fine mingling of holding on and letting go.

Havelock Ellis

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth.

Bryant McGill

The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subltly and feel nobly.

Aldous Huxley

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

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