“It is not only by yielding to one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by…”

Art of Quotation

“It is not only by yielding to one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by patiently filing the steel wall that separates what one feels from what one is capable of doing.”

Vincent Van Gogh, painter


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4 thoughts on ““It is not only by yielding to one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by…”

  1. I have never seen this quote before, it is really profound and meaningful, thank you so much dear Douglas – I don’t know if anybody on WordPress is really doing it in 21st century but I actually keep track of the best quotes that you share with us and keep them in a little notebook, so I could get back to them whever I want to – thank you for keeping on inspiring us and have a beautiful rest of the day.

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    1. Such a wonderful message from you. I am touched. I would love to peek over your shoulder and see your collection to know what was most inspiring to you. After 5 years of doing my artofquotation blog (which is the source of my reblog on my artists blog moorezart) I really only still have between 10-15 readers on a given day. Sometimes think why do I persist in the effort. Mainly I do it for my own edification but occasionally some lovely soul, such as yourself, makes the effort gratifying. 🙂 May you have the most wonderful year Anna! – Douglas

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