28 Motivating Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

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Apart from his unforgettable and legendary artwork, this great post-Impressionist painter also left Van Gogh quotes for the world to remember him by. Vivid, spontaneous, and emotive as the genius artist, get to know these Van Gogh quotes.

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“I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.”

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”

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“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

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“The way to know life is to love many things.”

“Conscience is a man’s compass.”

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

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“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.”

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague.”

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“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’ ”

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“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm — but that’s a lie, and you yourself used to call it that. That way lies stagnation, mediocrity.”

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”

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“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.”

“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”

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“Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.”

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

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“One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with.”

“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.”

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“Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence”

“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.”

“I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”

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“One can speak poetry just by arranging colors well, just as one can say comforting things in music.”

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

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