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French writer 1869-19510
Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-19990
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
Irish writer 1882-19410
Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
French philosopher 1909-19430
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
Art, rightly applied, provided humanity with the symbols, insight, and vicarious experience necessary to help one person place him- or herself in the shoes of another, and by so doing come to appreciate the commonality of human experience.
Source: The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
American novelist 1922-0
Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist 1875-19610
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Indian politician 1917-19850
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
American politician and environmentalist 1948-0
As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
John Stuart Mill
English economist 1806-18730
As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-20110
As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-0
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
French philosopher 1909-19430
At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done