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Quotes and sayings from famous dutch authors
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. Vincent Van Gogh
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Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. Vincent Van Gogh

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

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh
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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

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent Van Gogh
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I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh

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
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I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh
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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom

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

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

No one respects a talent that is concealed. Desiderius Erasmus

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent Van Gogh
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We adore chaos because we love to produce order. M. C. Escher

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom

I wish they would only take me as I am. Vincent Van Gogh

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. Vincent Van Gogh
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The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others. Vincent Van Gogh

Time takes away the grief of men. Desiderius Erasmus

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

Freedom is a universal value. Jan Peter Balkenende

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

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

The best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent Van Gogh

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. Vincent Van Gogh

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

Conscience is a man's compass. Vincent Van Gogh

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. Vincent Van Gogh

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