Art is a means of unifying people.
If beautiful art does not express moral ideas which unite people, then it is not art, but only entertainment. People need to be entertained in order to distance themselves from disappointment in their lives.
— Immanuel Kant
It is possible to imagine that art could die, but it is not possible to imagine that real art could live if it became a slave of wealth that laughed at the poor.
Art is one of the most powerful means of convincing people of anything, both good and bad; therefore, you must be very careful in its use.
An artist is one of two things: he is either a high priest, or a more or less smart entertainer.
— Giuseppi Mazzini
Meditations or discussions about art are the most useless pastimes known. Those who really know art know that art can speak well with its own language, and that to speak about art with words is useless. Most people who speak about art do not understand or feel real art.
To move, you must know where to go, in terms both of everyday motion and of your whole life. In order to live a good life, you must know where life leads.
Perfection is of God. To wish for perfection is of man.
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Life is not given to us that we might live idly without work. No, our life is a struggle and a journey. Good should struggle with evil; truth should struggle with falsehood; freedom should struggle with slavery; love should struggle with hatred. Life is movement, a walk along the way of life to the fulfillment of those ideas which illuminate us, both in our intellect and in our hearts, with divine light.
— After Giuseppe Mazzini
The ideal is within you, and the obstacle to reaching this ideal is also within you. You already possess all the material from which to create your ideal self.
— Thomas Caryle
We should believe that the goodness which exists in us and in this world will be fulfilled. This is the major condition to make it happen.