Art Quotes

J. russel lynes - the art of acceptance is the art of making...
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Aga

M. c. escher, quoted in to infinity and beyond, e maor (princeton 1991) - by keenly confronting the enigmas that surround...
William fullbright - the junior senator from wisconsin, by his...
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
Charles Dickens
One hour of thoughtful solitude may nerve the heart for days of conflict - Girding up its armor to meet the most insidious foe.
Percival

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthu
My love for you, Lord, is not an uncertain feeling, but a matter of concious certainty. With your word you pierced my heart, and I loved you. But heaven and earth and everything in them on all sides tell me to love you.
Saint Augustine, Confessions
While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife.
Baghdad Betty, Iraqi radio announcer, to gulf war troops
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
Every burned book or house enlightens the world every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.
Socrates, Apology, (Plato)
It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.
Ricard
The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step.
Unknown
Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto Von Bismarck, remark, Aug. 11, 1867
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Man... is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill - Educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire
Alexander Hamilton started the U. S. Treasury with nothing - - And that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.
Will Rogers
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
Celia Thaxte
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
George Santayana
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Start a program for gifted children, and every parent demands that his child be enrolled.
Thomas Andrew Bailey
Keen at the start, but careless at the end.
Cornelius Tacitus
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8
Perfect love is rare indeed - For to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
Leo Buscaglia
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo - Americans... Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835
In the world of human thought generally, and in physical science particularly, the most important and fruitful concepts are those to which it is impossible to attach a well - Defined meaning.
H. A. Kramers
An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good - Natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
Mark Twain
How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak?
Jay Leno
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.
Martin Luthe
He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
The only thing that you can carry with you on your travels Is your heart. Fill you heart with good things and good things will follow you For the rest fo your life.
Unknown
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Lord Acton
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - - Particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.
Woody Allen
Prejudice is the conjurer of imaginary wrongs, strangling truth, overpowering reason, making strong men weak and weak men weaker. God give us the large hearted charity which bearth all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things, which thinks no evil.
Macduff
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
When I consider the small span of my life absorbed in the eternity of all time, or the small part of space which I can touch or see engulfed by the infinite immensity of spaces that I know not and that know me not, I am frightened and astonished to see myself here instead of there... now instead of then.
Blaise Pascal