Ars varia vulpis, ast una echino maxima - The fox has many tricks; the hedgehog only one, and that greatest of all.
de] Die Lebenskunst.
Arsa la casa, tardi si vien con l'acqua.
Arstid ja ahukaadid tahtuvad määrimist.
Art and power will go on as they have done - will make day out of night, time out of space, and space out of time.
Art and science have their meeting-point in method.
Art does not imitate nature, but it founds itself on the study of nature, - takes from nature the selections which best accord with its own intention, and then bestows on them that which nature does not possess, viz., the mind and the soul of man.
Art does not imitate, but interpret.
Art employs method for the symmetrical formation of beauty, as science employs it for the logical exposition of truth; but the mechanical process is, in the last, ever kept visibly distinct, while in the first it escapes from sight amid the shows of color and the curves of grace.
Art has no enemy but ignorance.
Art improves Nature.
Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband, and an ill provider, and should be wise in season, and not fetter himself with duties which will imbitter his days, and spoil him for his proper work.
Art is a jealous thing; it requires the whole and entire man.
Art is a severe business; most serious when employed in grand and sacred objects. The artist stands higher than art, higher than the object. He uses art for his purposes, and deals with the object after his own fashion.
Art is based on a strong sentiment of religion, - on a profound and mighty earnestness; hence it is so prone to co-operate with religion.
Art is civilization and civilization is art.
Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.
Art is long and life is short.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
Art is Long, and Time is fleeting.
Art is long, life is short.
Art is long, life is short. [Hippocrates]
Art is not imitation, but illusion.
Art is power.
Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face.
Art is the child of Nature; yes,
Her darling child, in whom we trace
The features of the mother's face,
Her aspect and her attitude.
Art is the effort of man to express the ideas which nature suggests to him of a power above nature, whether that power be within the recesses of his own being, or in the Great First Cause of which nature, like himself, is but the effect.
Art is the gift of God, and must be used unto His glory.
Art is the microscope of the mind, which sharpens the wit as the other does the sight; and converts every object into a little universe in itself. Art may be said to draw aside the veil from nature. To those who are perfectly unskilled in the practice, unimbued with the principles of art, most objects present only a confused mass.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
Art itself is essentially ethical; because every true work of art must have a beauty or grandeur of some kind, and beauty and grandeur cannot be comprehended by the beholder except through the moral sentiment. The eye is only a witness; it is not a judge. The mind judges what the eye reports to it; therefore, whatever elevates the moral sentiment to the contemplation of beauty and grandeur is in itself ethical.
Art itself, in all its methods, is the child of religion. The highest and best works in architecture, sculpture and painting, poetry and music, have been born out of the religion of Nature.
James Freeman Clarke
Art lässt hart.
Art lässt nicht von Art, der Schößling entfernt sich nicht vom Baumstumpf.
Art lässt nicht von Art, die Katze lässt das Mäusen nicht.
Art lätt van Art nit, de Katte lätt dat Musen nit, de Bock bliwt ut dem Goaren nit.
Art lies in concealing art.
Art may err, but nature cannot miss.
Art may make a suit of clothes; but nature must produce a man.
Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of every breath of folly.
Art must be deluded by art.
Art needs no spur beyond itself.
Art still followed where Rome's eagles flew.
Art that could come to the knowledge of but few persons.
Michel De Montaigne
Art thou in that lock?
Art thou not ashamed,' said he to him, 'to sing so well?'.
Michel De Montaigne
Art thou not dearer to my eyes than light?
Dost thou not circulate through all my veins?
Mingle with life, and form my very soul?
Art thou so bare, and full of wretchedness,
And fear'st to die? famine is in thy cheeks,
Need and oppression starveth in thy eyes,
Content and beggary hang upon thy back,
The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law.
Art vil ei af art, Katiene ville gjerne muse.
Art vil ei af art; Katiene ville gjerne muse.