E.H. Gombrich Quotes

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E.H. Gombrich Quotes

So much gold reached Europe from India and America that burghers grew richer and richer as knights and landowners grew poorer and poorer.
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One never finishes learning about art. There are always new things to discover.

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Think of it like this. If you are sad because you can't have something you want - maybe a book or a toy - you can do one of two things: you can do your best to get it, or you can stop wanting it. Either way, if you succeed, you won't be sad any more.

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Never favour those who flatter you most, but hold rather to those who risk your displeasure for your own good. Never neglect business for pleasure, organise your life so that there is time in it for relaxation and entertainment. Give the business of government your full attention. Inform yourself as much as you can before taking any decision. Make every effort to get to know men of distinction, so that you may call on them when you need them. Be courteous to all, speak hurtfully to no man.

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There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.

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China is, in fact, the only country in the world to be ruled for hundreds of years, not by the nobility, nor by soldiers, nor even by the priesthood, but by scholars.

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In those days they weren't citizens as we know them, but old landowning families with vast estates of fields and meadows.

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But because it lay between those two countries, first it would be conquered and ruled by the Egyptians, and then the Babylonians would invade, so that the people who lived there were constantly being driven from one place to another. They built themselves towns and fortresses, to no avail. They were still not strong

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At first there's nothing to see, but you feel a sort of weariness that tells you something is in the air.

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