Art Quotes

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
Groucho marx - age is not a particularly interesting subject....

We only part to meet again.
John Gay
Are these perilous times? They are. But we can have peace in our hearts and in our homes.
Gordon B. Hinkley, Speech given in October 2001
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
Martin Luthe
Leonard bernstein - any great work of art... revives and readapts...

The good teacher... discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them by the stimulating influence of the inspiration that he can impart. The true leader makes his followers twice the men they were before.
Stephen Neill
I ching - water, everywhere over the earth, flows to join...
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - The dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann von Goethe
Our heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.
Blaise Pascal
It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
Sue Grafton
If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
Thomas Wolfe
Politics should be the part - Time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Lucille Ball
Faint heart never won true friend. O my friend, may it come to pass, once, that when you are my friend I may be yours.
Henry David Thoreau
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
Joseph Conrad
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.
Edgar Allan Poe, From a letter to Frederick W. Thomas (February 14, 1849).
We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Aristotle
Bronze is the mirror of the form wine, of the heart.
Aeschylus
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
William Butler Yeats
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
Marcel Proust
Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
Emily Dickinson
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
Sam James Ervin, Jr.
No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragment, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
Alan Marshall Beck
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Aristotle, Metaphysica
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
Sir Walter Scott
Give your hearts, but not into each other? s keeping, For only the hand of God can contain your hearts.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Bad mind, bad heart. Mals Mens, Malus Animus.
Anacharsis Cloots
Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
Phyllis Mcginley
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)
Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.
Edgar Allan Poe, Tamerlane, Part II
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia
The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
My tongue will tell the anger of mine heart, Or else my heart, concealing it, will break.
William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew
The friendly cow all red and white, I love with all my heart: She gives me cream with all her might; to eat with apple tart.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt