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Ludwig van Beethoven quotes (20)

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
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Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
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Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
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Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
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Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
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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.
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Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
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Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
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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!
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Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
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Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
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Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
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The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."
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This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
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Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
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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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