"Knowledge of a basic law gives a feeling of sureness which enables the artist to put into realization dreams which otherwise would have been dissipated in uncertainty."
"The world of technology, which yokes us and encloses us in a web, makes the world empty and barren, hard and unfeeling. The tendencies to such illness-causing soul-situations are alarmingly evident to our perception, and both therapy and prophylaxis can be created out of art."
--DR MARGARETHE HAUSCHKA
"Contentment is the greatest worker of miracles. It transforms water into wine, grains of sand into pearls, raindrops into balsam, poverty into wealth, the smallest into the greatest, the most common to the most noble, earth into paradise. Beautiful is the heart with all its stirrings, which remains in purest harmony with itself. Beautiful is that life where deeds agree most perfectly one with the other."
"Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead, because above all things, spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die."
--JAMES L. HAYES
"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap."
"Philistine must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the children of the light."
"The common division of the world into subject and object, inner world and outer world, body and soul, is no longer adequate...Natural science does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves."
"We make boundaries so that we can feel separate and move coherently through the world: it's part of our necessary natural growth to do that. In doing it, we forget the secret, which is that we are not separate... Respect your limits. Love your limits; they protect you from an abundance so immense it can be intolerable. If, however, you stretch your limits also, you will move in the direction of receiving and becoming unconditional love."
"Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours. They can help you. All the past can help you."
"The true artist regards his work as a means of talking with men, of saying his say to himself and to others. It is not a question of pay . . . The artist is teaching the world the idea of life. The man who believes that money is the thing is cheating himself. The artist teaches that the object of a man's life should be to play as a little child plays. Only it is the play of maturity -- the play of one's mental faculties."
"Critics are like brushers of noblemen's clothes."
"The men who have had the most to give to their fellow men are those who have enriched their minds and hearts in solitude. It is a poor education that does not fit a man to be alone with himself."
"If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed."
"I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that the spiritual crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by a change in our world view. We shall have to shift from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their environment are separate, toward a new consciousness of an allreality, which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality in which people feel their oneness with animate nature and all of creation."
--DR. ALBERT HOFMANN
"The mind once expanded to the dimensions of a larger idea never returns to its original size."
--OLIVER WENDALL HOLMES
"Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children."
--OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
"Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are."
"If social renewal is to become a reality, we must recognize and cultivate concrete methods for developing the creative potentials of each individual. Toward this end, the traditional fine arts have a central role when used to develop the creative capacities needed in social spheres."
"He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower."
"To escape criticism - say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."
"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought; there is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
"There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal."
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."
--ROBERT M. HUTCHENS
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self."
"The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, and the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature."
--THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
"Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature, under which name I include not merely things and their forces, but men and their ways; and the fashioning of the affections and of the will into an earnest and loving desire to move in harmony with those laws."
--THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
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