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Blame Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Blame is a lazy man’s wages. – Danish Proverb

A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him. – Elmer G. Letterman

Fix the problem, not the blame. – Catherine Pulsifer

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

blame motivational and inspirational quotesA man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. – Alexander Pope

Don’t make excuses… make good. – Elbert Hubbard

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Unknown Author

To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. – Plutarch

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. – Wayne Dyer

I praise loudly, I blame softly. – Catherine II of Russia

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Art Quotes

– “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher

– “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

– “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” – Pablo Picasso

– “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

– “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” – William Faulkner

– “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

– “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” – Stella Adler

– “Painting is silent poetry.” – Plutarch

– “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

– “It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.” – Kojiro Tomita

– “Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” – Amy Lowell

– “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Schumann

– “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” – Pablo Picasso

– “I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” – Henri Matisse

– “The artist uses the talent he has, wishing he had more talent. The talent uses the artist it has, wishing it had more artist.” – Robert Brault

– “An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” – Charles Horton Cooley

– “Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

– “To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.” – E.M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951

– “Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser

– “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” – Paul Strand

– “All art requires courage.” – Anne Tucker

– “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” – Oscar Wilde

– “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” – Edgar Degas

– “It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.” – Henry Moore

– “Pictures must not be too picturesque.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

– “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” – André Gide

– “Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.” – Wynetka Ann Reynolds

– “But that’s what being an artist is – feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy.” – The New Yorker

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Life Quotes

Living, Being, and Doing Quotes

“Fall seven times; stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“All is flux, nothing stays still.” – Heraclitus

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” – James Joyce

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else” – Judy Garland

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven” – John Milton

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

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Wisdom Quotes

Words of Wisdom

– “Nature and wisdom never are at strife.” – Plutarch

– “It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.” – Francois De La Rochefoucauld

– “The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” – William James

– “The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” – Solomon Ibn Gabriol

– “Years teach us more than books.” – Berthold Auerbach

– “The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.” – William Penn

– “The middle course is the best.” – Cleobulus

– “The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.” – Thomas Huxley

– “A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.” – Latin Proverb

– “Silence does not always mark wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

– “No man was ever wise by chance.” – Seneca

– “Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.” – John Milton

– “By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.” – Menander

– “The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.” – William Hazlitt

– “Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.” – John Tillotson

– “The more a man knows, the more he forgives.” – Catherine the Great

– “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

– “One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.” – Alexander Chase

– “How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!” – Homer

– “On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,
In every rill a sweet instruction flows.
Edward Young

– “The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.” – Confucius