Confucius quote: there must be no arbitrariness in what is said
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RHELLER
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Feb 21, 2004

Confucius: If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.

 

RHELLER
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The enemy of clear language Feb 21, 2004

George Orwell (1903-1950)

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.


 

Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Interesting enemy Feb 21, 2004

George Orwell (1903-1950)
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.


This means that marketing texts are the greatest enemy of clear language. Maybe that's why they are so difficult to construct..


 

RHELLER
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the power of words Feb 22, 2004

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
--Buddha

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
--Buddha


 

Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Changing the world Feb 22, 2004

...When words are both true and kind, they can change our world...
When they are neither true nor kind, they can change it even more..


 

manuelsan
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Vice and virtue Feb 22, 2004

Harry_B wrote:

...When words are both true and kind, they can change our world...
When they are neither true nor kind, they can change it even more..


 

manuelsan
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Vice and virtue Feb 22, 2004

Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.

Oscar Wilde


 

RHELLER
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Great ideas do not fade Feb 23, 2004

Hi to Harry and Manuel!

Someone is actually there.


 

RHELLER
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art, imagination and knowledge Feb 24, 2004

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
~ Albert Einstein ~

beautiful website with paintings

http://www.crystalinks.com/quotesart.html


 

Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Very impressive Feb 24, 2004

Rita Heller wrote:
...beautiful website with paintings
www.crystalinks.com/quotesart.html
I liked particularly the painter on acid:
ArtistVeins

[Edited at 2004-02-24 08:42]


 

Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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. Feb 24, 2004

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[Edited at 2004-02-24 08:43]


 


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