We are all naturally seekers of wonders. We travel far to see the majesty of old ruins, the venerable forms of the hoary mountains, great waterfalls, and galleries of art. And yet the world's wonder is all around us; the wonder of setting suns, and evening stars, of the magic spring-time, the blossoming of the trees, the strange transformations of the moth...
As much as it pleases God to bless you, there will be moments when everything you try goes up in smoke. There will be moments when the one you counted on most walks away and leaves you groping through blinding tears and wailing questions of why. Plans and goals can be circumvented by the most disappointing of times, leaving you learning the art of patience and the acceptance of a denied request.
T. D. Jakes
When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone. When I was sure of losing, I won. When I needed people the most, they left me. When I learnt to dry my tears, I found a shoulder to cry on. And when I mastered the art of hating, somebody started loving me.
Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
Negotiation is the ability to convey disagreeable truths in a manner that inspires inquiry.
You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction. Ingenuity is at work.
But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is Architecture. Art enters in.
Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don't know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress.
It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.
'It may appear to be a challenge initially, but everything has its own learning curve.'
Europe has an incredibly long, bloody history based on an excess of nationalism which has also created a lot of amazing art. The issue is that America also imported a lot of that wholesale, dropped it onto this other big continent over the sea, and that's worked really well so far, but my view is that a little breather is necessary to make sure that - because Europe is about to fall, Sweden is going, Germany is going, France is going, America is going to be the preserver of that inheritance.
No Fear, No Hesitation, No Surprise, No Doubt
There is no one way to salvation, whatever the manner in which a man may proceed. All forms and variations are governed by the eternal intelligence of the Universe that enables a man to approach perfection. It may be in the arts of music and painting or it may be in commerce, law, or medicine. It may be in the study of war or the study of peace. Each is as important as any other. Spiritual enlightenment through religious meditation such as Zen or in any other way is as viable and functional as any "Way."... A person should study as they see fit.
Marketing is not the art of finding clever ways to dispose of what you make. It is the art of creating genuine customer value.
Promoting is not the ability to craft devious strategies to get rid of what you produce. It is the skill of building authentic consumer worth.
It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life....Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything,so learn to be glad and contented....Have happiness now.
Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd (even though he addressed himself to all). He did not want to form a party, an interest group, a mass movement, but wanted to be what he was, the truth, which is related to the single individual. Therefore everyone who will genuinely serve the truth is by that very fact a martyr. To win a crowd is no art; for that only untruth is needed, nonsense, and a little knowledge of human passions. But no witness to the truth dares to get involved with the crowd.
Relax and calm your mind. Forget about yourself and follow your opponent's movement.
Allow your anxieties to dissipate and concentrate on the present. Disregard personal thoughts and observe your adversary's actions.
Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.
Bodybuilding is a craft, your physique is the medium, weights are your tools and nourishment is your pigment. Everyone has the capacity to transform a self portrait into an awe-inspiring work of art.
By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder - infinitely prouder - to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, Our Father Who Art in Heaven.
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
Nothing is creativity if it does not derive from the natural world.
The art of marketing is the art of brand building. If you arenot a brand, you are a commodity. Then price is everything and the low-cost producer is the only winner.
The craft of marketing is the act of constructing a recognizable identity. If you lack distinction, you are an undifferentiated item. Then cost is paramount and only the most inexpensive producer will succeed.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
The exercise of statecraft typically entails acquiring as much wealth as feasible from one group of people and bestowing it upon another.
Doubt is only removed by action. If you're not working then that's where doubt comes in.
Uncertainty is dispelled only through action. If you fail to act, then doubt will arise.
The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The song lies not in the sounds, but in the pauses between.
Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it. Since we cannot live without breathing it is tragically deplorable to contemplate the millions and millions who have never mastered the art of correct breathing.
Those who are skilled in combat do notbecome angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
Those competent in battle do not become enraged, those adept at conquering do not become frightened. Therefore the prudent seize victory before they engage, while the unenlightened clash with a view to triumph.
Man gave us laws, and God gave us time,
It's the art of storytelling and I'm only telling mine.
Humankind has provided us with regulations, and the Creator has granted us moments,
It's a form of narration and I'm just recounting my own.
Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.
Wherever the practice of Medicine is cherished, there is also an appreciation for Humanity.
The art of victory is learned in defeat.
'Failures are the building blocks of success.'
Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing - all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art - at the door.
Authentic marketing is not the art of selling what you make but knowing what to make. It is the art of identifying and understanding customer needs and creating solutions that deliver satisfaction to the customers, profits to the producers and benefits for the stakeholders.
A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.
A man cannot comprehend the art he is studying if he only seeks the outcome without making an effort to fully explore the rationale of the investigation.
Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
Piloting a competition bicycle is an artistry - an action that you take because of what you sense internally.
A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.
A pane of glass bejeweled with droplets of water fascinates me more than an image of a renowned individual.
Medicine is the science by which we learn the various states of the human body in health and when not in health, and the means by which health is likely to be lost and, when lost, is likely to be restored back to health. In other words, it is the art whereby health is conserved and the art whereby it is restored after being lost. While some divide medicine into a theoretical and a practical [applied] science, others may assume that it is only theoretical because they see it as a pure science. But, in truth, every science has both a theoretical and a practical side.
Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another ruler with trumpetings again. Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men are yet in the cradle. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.
From the idea that the self is not given to us, I think there is only one practical consequence: we have to create ourselves as a work of art.
I posit that the only logical outcome of accepting the notion that our identities are not predetermined is to craft ourselves into a masterpiece.
Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.
Show compassion to others, so that you may unlock the wisdom of being compassionate to yourself.
Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?
What is the purpose of attempting to decipher the beauty of art? Is it similar to decoding the melody of a bird's serenade?
What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
All converse about my work and feign insight, as if comprehension was obligatory, when truly only admiration is required.
Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.
Art is not a reflection of reality but a tool to mould it.
Basketball isn't a game; It's an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget 'em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters: getting buckets.
Hoops isn't a competition; It's an expression. You become proficient in the basics so you can disregard them, so you can innovate and solely focus on what counts: scoring points.
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci
"There are three categories of individuals: those who perceive, those who apprehend when given information, and those who remain oblivious."
When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes.
When I comprehend your essence, I will portray your gaze.
The philosophy of praxis does not aim at the peaceful resolution of existing contradictions in history and society, but is the very theory of these contradictions. It is not the instrument of government of the dominant groups in order to gain the consent and exercise hegemony over the subaltern classes. It is the expression of subaltern classes who want to educate themselves in the art of government and who have an interest in knowing all truths, even the unpleasant ones, and in avoiding the impossible deceptions of the upper class, and even more their own.
My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life - if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas.
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
The skill of governing is to compel two-thirds of a population to contribute whatever they feasibly can for the good of the remaining third.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.