Category: painting

“But I think happiness springs from another …

“But I think happiness springs from another source, a far deeper one that doesn’t depend on will because it comes from love.” – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis

Farewell by Edmund Blair Leighton

“The lion’s whelp is a lion, be it male or fem…

“The lion’s whelp is a lion, be it male or female.” – Shota Rustaveli

If you’re leaving, close the doorI&rsq…

If you’re leaving, close the door
I’m not expecting people, anymore
Hear me grieving, lying on the floor
Whether I’m drunk or dead, I really ain’t too sure…

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy…

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

The Bookworm, Carl Spitzweg, 1850.

“Music is the poetry of the air.” – Jean Paul …

“Music is the poetry of the air.” – Jean Paul Richter

Frederick the Great plays flute in his summer palace Sanssouci, with Franz Benda playing violin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach accompanying on keyboard, and unidentified string players; painting by Adolph Menzel (1850–52).

“Life is like a theater, often very bad peop…

“Life is like a theater, often very bad people occupy the best seats.” – Europides

“Maybe one day, we shall be glad to remember…

“Maybe one day, we shall be glad to remember even these hardships.” – Vergilius

Fame, Edmund Blair Leighton, oil on canvas, 1889

“If you worship your enemy, you are defeated. …

“If you worship your enemy, you are defeated. If you adopt your enemy’s religion, you are enslaved. If you breed with your enemy, you are destroyed.” – King Polydoros of Sparta (reigned 741–665 BC)

“The great must submit the dominion of prude…

“The great must submit the dominion of prudence and virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.”

(Jason and the Argonauts arriving at Colchis. The Argonautica tells the myth of their voyage to retrieve the Golden Fleece. This painting is located in the Palace of Versailles.)

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