"There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Vincent Van Gogh on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Vincent Van Gogh on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Vincent Van Gogh on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Vincent Van Gogh on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Vincent Van Gogh on Winston Churchill
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
"The best way to know God is to love many things."
"But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things."
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."