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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

The Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson1776

Now, consider carefully which you would rather do, so that later you will not regret your decision

Art school or the kitchen? Modersohn-Becker's letters to her parents

Paula Modersohn-Becker1893

The purpose of applying art: to add beauty to the results of the work of man and to add pleasure to the work itself

The Arts and Crafts of Today

William Morris1889

It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall he worth doing

Art and Socialism

William Morris1884

Even if someone paints a 'green sun', I will not say it is wrong.

A Green Sun

Kōtarō Takamura1910

a fool is a man with no intellect, and a man without learning cannot have intellect

An Encouragement for Learning

Fukuzawa Yukichi1872

Therefore one day it will come to pass, that the mouth of those vipers will be stopped and the triple crown will be brought to nought

The Rosicrucian Manifestos

1616

Must toiling Man for ever meet disgrace, and eat his hard earn’d bread with heated face, and all his acts in dull Oblivion lay

On Labour, Creativity and Patriotism

Joseph Mallord William Turner1809

Have I given the message?—O Allah, be my witness.

Muhammad's Farewell Sermon

Muhammad632

Every one shall have his portion from the side to which he belongs.

The Medina Charter

Muhammad622

Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive.

Notes of a Painter

Henri Matisse1908

Just a word, and the word a movement.

1st Dada Manifesto

Hugo Ball1916