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Half an hour of meditation is essential except when you are very busy. Then an hour is necessary

François de Sale

Half an hour of meditation is essential except when you are very busy. Then an hour is necessary. François de Sales François de Sales, born on 21 August 1567 at the Château de Sales near Thorens-Glières in Savoy and died on 28 December 1622 in Lyon, was a Savoyard Catholic priest. Appointed bishop of Geneva, he was never able to…

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Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings

Gogh

Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings. Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh, born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands, and died on 29 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, was a Dutch painter and draughtsman. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, heralds Fauvism and Expressionism. Every work, every large-scale work begins…

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Always choose the path that seems best even if it seems more difficult…

Pythagore

Always choose the path that seems best even if it seems more difficult. The habit will soon make it pleasant. Pythagoras Pythagoras (in ancient Greek: Πυθαγόρας / Puthagóras) is a pre-Socratic religious reformer and philosopher who is said to have been born around 580 BC on Samos, an island in the Aegean Sea south-east of the city of Athens; his…

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