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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

(1853-1890), Dutch Painter

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Category: Achievement

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

Category: Adventure

I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.

Category: Arts And Artists

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.

Category: Arts And Artists

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

Category: Color

Conscience is a man's compass.

Category: Conscience

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Category: Courage

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.

Category: Love

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

Category: Love

The best way to know God is to love many things.

Category: Love

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.

Category: Love

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

Category: Mastery

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?

Category: Maturity

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.

Category: Mistakes