"All the pictures which science now draws of nature and which alone seem capable of according with observational fact are mathematical pictures...From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician."
--SIR JAMES H. JEANS
"Whatever thy hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart."
"You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. That you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love [only] those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors [wicked] do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors [wicked] do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
"I wanted to show what had gone before in a picture and what was done after. But if you put on a heavy brushstroke in paint, and then add another stroke, the second stroke smears the first unless the paint is dry. And paint takes too long to dry. I didn't know what to do. Then someone suggested wax. It worked very well; as soon as the wax was cool I could put on another stroke and it would not alter the first."
"Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be."
"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts."
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."
"The ability to play is essential to being a creative artist."
"It is not enough to limit your love to your own nation, to your own group. You must respond with love even to those outside of it. . . . This concept enables people to live together not as nations, but as the human race."
"Plato, I believe, said that beauty is the splendor of truth. I don't think it has a meaning but the true and the beautiful are akin. Truth is beheld by the intellect which is appeased by the most satisfying relations of the intelligible: beauty is beheld by the imagination which is appeased by the most satisfying relations of the sensible. The first step in the direction of truth is to understand the frame and scope of the intellect itself, to comprehend the act itself of intellection."
"The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is a "man" in a higher sense -- he is collective man -- one who carries and shapes the psychic life of mankind."
--C. G. JUNG
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