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Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live; science, everything that sharpens the desire to know. Art, even the mo ...
Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. P ...
The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to tak ...
If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be--not understood, but divined.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion.... Art is the accomplice of love. Take love aw ...
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
Cliche refers to words, commonplace to ideas. Cliche describes the form or the letter, commonplace the substance or spirit. To con ...
Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this ...
Since art is the expression of beauty and beauty can be understood only in the form of the material elements of the true idea it c ...
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