Aurelius, Marcus – “You can leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say.”

Bulgarian proverb – “If you cannot serve, you cannot rule.”

Butler Yeats, William – “Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.”

Degas, Edgar – “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”

Disraeli, Benjamin – “Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”

Einstein, Albert – “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Goethe – “Nothing is more frightful than to see ignorance in action.”

Henri, Robert – “It is harder to see than it is to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist’s ability to see well into what is before him.”

Henri, Robert – “Paint what you feel. Paint what you see. Paint what is real to you.”

Henri, Robert – “Different men are moved or left cold by lines according to the difference in their natures. What moves you is beautiful to you.”

Hoffmann, Hans – “To simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

Johnson, Samuel – “The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”

Malz, Maxwell – “If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.”

Marx, Karl – “I am nothing but I must be everything.”

Montaigne – “He who would teach men to die would teach them to live.”

Picasso, Pablo – “Painting is stronger than I am. It makes me do what it wants.”

Plath, Sylvia – “I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”

Ramón y Cajal, Santiago – “A graphic representation of the object observed guarantees the exactness of the observation itself.”

Roosevelt, Eleanor – “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

Roosevelt, Eleanor – “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Roosevelt, Eleanor – “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Seneca – “Balance life’s books each day…The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.”

Sibelius, Jean – “Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honour of a critic.”

Ueshiba, Morihei – “Always imagine yourself on the battlefield under the fiercest attack; never forget this crucial element of training.”



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