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



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




My trade and art is to live.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
Albrecht Dürer - Four Books of Human Proportion  



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

Image attribution  Background photo by Bogomil Mihaylov on Unsplash





It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods  






Criticism is easy, and art is difficult.
Philippe Néricault, dît Destouches - Le Glorieux  






Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.
Jean Cocteau  






Art is long, life is short.
Hippocrates  






Art is the daughter of freedom.
Friedrich Schiller - On the Aesthetic Education of Man  






Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Frédéric Chopin  






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






The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Marcus Aurelius  






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.'
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science  






Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso  






The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.
Arthur Schopenhauer  



The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.

Image attribution  © Hans Jürgen Heringer





The art of living well, is of all the arts the greatest.
Marcus Tullius Cicero  






Art consists in making others feel what we feel.
Fernando Pessoa  






Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.
Novalis  






Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






Art is the transition from nature to education, and from education to nature.
Friedrich Hölderlin  






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



In art as in love, instinct is enough.




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






True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories.
Carl Gustav Jung  



True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories.




The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche  






The dignity of art appears perhaps most eminently in music, because in music there is no material factor to be discounted. Music is all form and figure, exalting and ennobling everything it expresses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections  






Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
Claude Debussy  






Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.
Ludwig van Beethoven  






Love is not merely a sentiment, it is an art.
Honore de Balzac - The Quest of the Absolute  






Geometry is to the plastic arts what grammar is to the art of the writer.
Guillaume Apollinaire  






People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
Claude Monet  



People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.




Becoming human is an art.
Novalis  










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