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Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

beethoven– “A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.”
– “Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.”
– “Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?”
– “Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.”
– “Friends applaud, the comedy is over.”
– “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
– “Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.”
– “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”

– “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”

– “Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.”

– “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.”

– “Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.”

– “Off with you! You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!”

– “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”

– “Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.”

– “Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.”

– “The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, «Thus far and no farther.»”

– “This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.”

– “Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.”

– “What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.”

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