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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Art, Artist
 
A man may be an artist though he have not his tools about him.  1
A thousand artisans a thousand plans.  Chinese.  2
An artist lives everywhere.  3
An art requires a whole man.  French.  4
Art and hope are twin brothers and they die together.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  5
Art and knowledge bring bread and honor.  Danish.  6
Art helps nature and experience art.  7
Art holds fast when all else is lost.  German.  8
Art is art even though unsuccessful.  Danish.  9
Art is long—life is short.  10
Art is power.  Longfellow.  11
Art may err but nature cannot miss.  Dryden.  12
Art must be deluded by art.  13
By deceit and art men live half a year, and by art and deceit the other half.  14
He that sips many arts drinks none.  15
He tries to match a grace beyond the reach of art.  Dutch.  16
He who has an art has everywhere a part.  Italian.  17
It is a poor art that maintains not the artisan.  Italian.  18
The perfection of art is to conceal art.  Quintillian.  19
To whiten ivory by ink is to spoil nature by art.  Latin.  20
 
 
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