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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

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.

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

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

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

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

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

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

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

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

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in
the material universe to possess internal order,
and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters,
I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster

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

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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

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

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

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

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

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

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

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd.
Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

The highest art is always the most religious,
and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
- Abraham Lincoln

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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