"Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Baltasar Gracian on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Baltasar Gracian on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Baltasar Gracian on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Baltasar Gracian on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Baltasar Gracian on Oscar Wilde
"A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself."
"He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything."
"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."
"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."
"Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."