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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

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The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

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

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters,
is simplicity.
- Walt Whitman


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