Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Love demands all, and has a right to all.
I love a tree more than a man.
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
Go on; don't only practise your art, but force your way into its secrets, art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."
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!
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors.
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
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.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
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.
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
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.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.