„A miracle worker is an artist of the soul. There’s no higher art than living a good life.“

—  Marianne Williamson, Context: A miracle worker is an artist of the soul. There’s no higher art than living a good life. An artist informs the world of what’s available behind the masks we all wear. That’s what we’re all here to do. The reason so many of us are obsessed with becoming stars is because we’re not yet starring in our own lives. The cosmic spotlight isn’t pointed at you; it radiates from within you. Ch. 7 : Work, §3 : Personal Power
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„The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or to evil.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 př. n. l.
As quoted in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, as translated by Robert Drew Hicks (1925) Variant translation: The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil. As quoted in Ionia, a Quest (1954) by Freya Stark, p. 94

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„Character is higher than intellect...A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
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„Through artists mankind becomes an individual, in that they unite the past and the future in the present. They are the higher organ of the soul, where the life spirits of entire external mankind meet and in which inner mankind first acts.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829
“Selected Ideas (1799-1800)”, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, trans. (Pennsylvania University Press:1968) #64 [cf. Heidegger]

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„Art is not for the personal satisfaction of one or the other, but art wants to return all what’s in life... Art wants to give back everything what’s in our lives. The more comprehensive the artist stands in life the more powerful his work will speak, and therefore a work of art is a measure of the mental size of his creator.“

—  Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981
Letter to H. E. Kramer, 25-10-1926, as quoted in: Bram van Velde, A Tribute, Municipal Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, Municipal Museum Schiedam, Museum de Wieger, Deurne 1994, p. 44 (English translation: Charlotte Burgmans)

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„Art is like a fart for the soul. Better out than in.“

—  Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963
on the topic of public art, quoted at franceinlondon.com (September 2004).

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„Neither a person nor a nation can exist without some higher idea. And there is only one higher idea on earth, and it is the idea of the immortality of the human soul, for all other "higher" ideas of life by which humans might live derive from that idea alone.“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
A Writer's Diary, Volume 1: 1873-1876 (1994), p. 734 http://books.google.com.br/books?id=38xQHS4h0yEC&printsec=frontcover&hl=pt-BR&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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„Life gets higher ratings than TV.“

—  Paul Glover Community organizer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; American politician 1947
http://www.paulglover.org/greenpresident.html (Green Party presidential manifesto), January 2009.