Dutch Quotes

Quotes from Dutch authors




Famous Dutch quotes
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Love

Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • normality

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • art

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • inner

The way to know life is to love many things. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • love


Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • desire

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Art

I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • stars

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • strength

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • Future

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • love

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • love

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • sympathy

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Goodness

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Adventure

No one respects a talent that is concealed. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • Talent

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • art

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • nature

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • art

I wish they would only take me as I am. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Acceptance

Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • Criticism

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. M. C. Escher, artist
  • adore

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Bravery

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Art

Time takes away the grief of men. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • Grief

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Love

A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • Habits

Concealed talent brings no reputation. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • Talent

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Success

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Color

The best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Love

Joy runs deeper than despair Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • Joy

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions? Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Emotions

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • DeceptionLying

Conscience is a man's compass. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Conscience

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Soul

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Mistakes

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Artist

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Art

If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • Confidence

Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • inspirational

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be? Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • inside

Freedom is a universal value. Jan Peter Balkenende, statesman
  • freedom

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • artist

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • ashore

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • again

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • Worry

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • Worry

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
  • Reading

Let God's promises shine on your problems. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • Problems


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