Quotation Explorer - 'Arts'

In cities where peace and the arts flourish, men are more consumed by jealousy, worry, and anxiety than they are in cities under the blight of a besieging army. Private sorrows are more bitter than public suffering. - Voltaire
Before you start your full day of watching Equestrian Square Dancing, Soccer Balling, Hoop Dreaming, Cricket Batting, Rugby Punching, Volleyball Chopping, Skateboard Falling, Martial Arts Bowing, Bicycle Peddlers, and College Football Hecklers, maybe we have time to learn somethingScientifically. - James Hauenstein
Better than money and fame, teaching martial arts to your children; giving them your time and confidence, is the best inheritance - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Every exceptional writer holds a Master of Arts in Daydreaming. - Richelle E. Goodrich
PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons. - Ambrose Bierce
RUBBISH, n. Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies, literatures, arts and sciences of the tribes infesting the regions lying due south from Boreaplas. - Ambrose Bierce
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. - Oscar Wilde
donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to education and leadership development as Chairman of the LeadAmerica Foundation. With his passion in studying and singing opera, he is trained in the martial arts of Jyu Ryu and Miyama Ryu Combat Jujitsu. - Chris Salamone
It is of the greatest important in this world that a man should know himself, and the measure of his own strength and means; and he who knows that he has not a genius for fighting must learn how to govern by the arts of peace. - Niccolò Machiavelli
There are no greater or lesser arts, only greater or lesser artists. - Jim Malone
Let's be honest. Sometimes art is dangerous, though. And that's why governments sometimes get nervous about art. But one of the things I truly believe is if you try to suppress the arts, then I think you are suppressing the deepest dreams and aspirations of the people. - Barack Obama
Real Martial Arts is Mathematics, Physics, Poetry; Meditation in Action - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning - Plato
He who wars against the arts, wars not against nations, but against all mankind. - Arthur Urbane Dilley
The best of all lost arts is honesty - Mark Twain
Society's institutions, like government, schools, the arts, and the media, corrupt naturally good individuals.
The visual arts will one day be king. The pop stars and celebrities soon to be forgotten. - Luhraw
Many existing top 20 Scottish writers have flourished in part because of good turns done by institutions, arts community, libraries and bookshops. - Sara Sheridan
MAGIC, n. An art of converting superstition into coin. There are other arts serving the same high purpose, but the discreet lexicographer does not name them. - Ambrose Bierce
The advancement of the arts from year to year taxes our credulity, and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end. - Henry L. Ellsworth
No one presumes to teach an art that he has not first mastered through study. How foolish therefore for the inexperienced to assume pastoral authority when the care of souls is the art of arts. - St. Gregory Dialogos
Good talent needs a showcase to prove its worth.There are many cases across the world across arts where good and talented artists have disappeared bcz no one saw them. - Chetan katigar
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."[Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012)] - Neil Gaiman
Arts degrees are awesome. And they help you find meaning where there is none. And let me assure you, there is none. Don’t go looking for it. Searching for meaning is like searching for a rhyme scheme in a cookbook: you won’t find it and you’ll bugger up your soufflé. - Tim Minchin
When the business people get done with the arts, all that’s left will be entertainment. - Daniel R. Thorne
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he as a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that.
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation. - Michelle Obama
Explaining the unknown should be left to science, questions of good and bad behavior can be answered by ethics, and inspiration is often found in the arts. There’s no longer a need for the social construct of religion. - David G. McAfee
The arts especially address the idea of aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak; when you’re present in the current moment; when you’re resonating with the excitement of this thing that you’re experiencing; when you are fully alive. - Ken Robinson
Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.
And he sets his mind to unknown arts - Ovid
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. - Francisco de Goya
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!
One of great arts of communication is the skill of listening to people - Sunday Adelaja
Walter Pater said that all the arts aspire to the condition of music, but I’ve always felt that music aspires to the condition of words. - John Ashbery
How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. - Kermit the Frog
When nations grow old the Arts grow coldAnd commerce settles on every tree - William Blake
I don't want prizes. I turned down the National Institute of Arts and Letters when I was elected to it in 1976 on the grounds that I already belonged to the Diner's Club. - Gore Vidal
All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life. - M. C. Richards
Arts without a spiritual relative is like frying buns with water. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The Arts are not drugs. They are not guaranteed to act when taken. Something as mysterious and capricious as the creative impulse has to be released before they can act. - E.M. Forster
It’s so easy to lose faith and become lost in all of the politics of the world. That’s why we need the arts. To sublimate our frustration and anger into something beautiful. Freud called sublimation a virtuous defence mechanism because it is in the arts that we can find our humanity. - Kamand Kojouri
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts. - Thomas Carlyle
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
Honesty: The best of all the lost arts. - Mark Twain
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master. - Seneca
I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it. - Robert M. Sapolsky
Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract. - Leo Ornstein
Sometimes people ask why I'm so willing to give out #free copies of my books and the answer is pretty simple. Money is not why I write.So why would I keep someone from enjoying that because they can't afford my book? If your in the arts for money your picking the wrong job. - Adam Snowflake
I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter. In some way, in some form, my God was always there, but now I have learned to talk to him. - Eric Clapton
By faithful study of the nobler arts, our nature's softened, and more gentle grows. - Ovid
(T)he increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts. - Galileo Galilei
...To see your life flow in obscurity among the treasures of the heart and of nature, happy in your anonymity, and to occasionally lose yourself in reading or in the pleasure of being a sensitive admirer of the fine arts; that’s the image of modern life you’re looking for! - Paul-Amadeus Dienach
The arts must be considered an essential element of education... They are tools for living life reflectively, joyfully and with the ability to shape the future. - Shirley Trusty Corey
Militarism has been by far the commonest cause of the breakdown of civilizations. The single art of war makes progress at the expense of all the arts of peace. - Arnold Joseph Toynbee
Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism. - C.L.R. James
The dictators, commanders or emperors who want to conquer the world soon realize that the world has already been conquered by the artists and their arts! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. - Edward Gibbon
Music is the most abstract of the arts; dance, the most concrete. - Marty Rubin
Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts. - Gene Fowler
There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them. - Plato
The Fine Arts are five in number: Painting, Music, Poetry, Sculpture, and Architecture--whereof the principle branch is Confectionery. - Marie-Antoine Carême
Rain is nature’s art; umbrella is man’s art. When you walk with your umbrella in a rainy day, you walk with a super art which is a combination of two different arts! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Chris enjoys spending quality time while cooking, wine tasting, attending opera, playing golf, and practicing martial arts JiuJitsu. - Chris Salamone
In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love. - Marc Chagall
The true work of the martial arts is progress, not perfection - Gene Dunn
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