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Quote of Paul Verlaine - The art, my children, it is...


Biography - Paul Verlaine:

French writer and poet.
Born: 1844 - Died: 1896
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

The art, my children, it is to be absolutely oneself.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'art, mes enfants, c'est d'être absolument soi-même.

German
Die Kunst, meine Kinder, ist absolut sich selbst zu sein.




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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.




Quotes for: art


Quotes

Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





My trade and art is to live.





The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.











Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





Don't forget to love yourself.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.











Quotes

Quotes for: child


All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).





We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.





Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.











Quotes

Paul Verlaine also said...


Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!






Music before all else.





The long sobs
Of the violins
Of autumn
Hurt my heart
With a monotonous
Languor






Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
And here is my heart which beats only for you.






Tears are shed in my heart like the rain on the town.





And so I leave
On cruel winds
Squalling
And gusting me
Like a dead leaf
Falling.













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