INSPERATIONAL QUOTES ON THE ART AND THE ART OF  LIVING
Beautiful and wise quotes, stimulating the heart and the mind.
Beauty is the gift of the Gods. * Aristotle

Beauty awakens the soul to act. * Dante

Though we travel the world over to find the
beautiful, we
must carry it within us.
* Emerson

If you invest in
beauty, it will remain with you
all the days of your life. * Frank Lloyd Wright

Men must be taught that
beauty is a  necessity. * Schiller
Every day one should read a good poem, view a fine painting, hear a little music, and where possible, speak a few
reasonable words.  * Goethe

It is the same in art as in life. The deeper one penetrates, the broader grows the view.  
* Goethe *
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that
plays that part.  *Cervantes

Life is the
art of drawing without an eraser.  * John Gardner

"This
life a theatre we well may call, where every actor must perform with art; or laugh it
through and make a farce of all, or learn to bear with grace his tragic part."  * Palladas

The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is
art.  * Emerson

The dignity of the
artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the
world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil
he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. * G.K. Chesterton

When a beautiful
soul harmonizes with a beautiful form, and the two are cast into one
mold, that will be the fairest of sights to him who has an eye to see it. * Plato
Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such
things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou
shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere, either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble, does a man retire
than into his own
soul... * Marcus Aurelius

If there is any
judgment in your heart, your heart will be blocked by the judgment. * Zen Master *

The Master views the parts with
compassion, because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. *
Lao Tzu

It is impossible, to ascertain anything of
immortal nature, with our mortal parts. * Michel de Montaigne

There are moments when
time stands still. Moments when you are beyond life and yet still see. And then time begins
flowing again, your heart beats, you stretch out your arms, you take a step forward. You still know, but you no longer
see. * Simone de Beauvoir
"Freedom is never
 won. It is
exercised.
Freedom is who
you are."
Mark Krueger.
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When Carl Jung embarked on an
extended self-exploration he called
his “confrontation with the
unconscious,” the heart of it was The
Red Book, a large, illuminated
volume he created between 1914
and 1930. Here he developed his
principle theories—of the archetypes,
the collective unconscious, and the
process of individuation—that
transformed psychotherapy from a
practice concerned with treatment of
the sick into a means for higher
development of the personality.

It is an astonishing example of
calligraphy and art on a par with The
Book of Kells and the illuminated
manuscripts of William Blake.
With 212 color illustrations, this book
will make n amazing gift for life.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us,
and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.  * John Keats
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Love the
art, poor as it may be, which thou hast learned, and be content with it; and pass
through the rest of life like one who has entrusted to the gods with his whole soul all that he
has, making thyself neither the tyrant nor slave of any man.  * Marcus Aurelius

The
theatre was given to man to remind him of what he might become. * Marcus Aurelius
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The true work of
art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. * Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him
free. * Michelangelo

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

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. * Pablo Picasso

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Painting is God's way of conveying his message to the unlettered. * Plutarch

Work of eyes is done, now go and do
heart work on all the images imprisoned within you; for you overpowered them. *
Rilke

What is
beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. * Sappho

Philosophy, tempered with the arts, is the best guardian and only saviour of man's virtue throughout his life. * Socrates

Art is a half-effaced recollection of a higher state from which we have fallen since the time of Eden. * St. Hildegarde

It is
vanity to gather virtues without humility; for the spirit of God delights to dwell in the hearts of the humble. *
Erasmus

There is a courtesy of the
heart. It is akin to love. Out of it arises the purest courtesy in the outward behavior. * Goethe