Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

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I want to seize fate by the throat.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

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Fate gave to man the courage of endurance.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

perseverance

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

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Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Music, verily, is the mediator between the life of the mind and the senses.

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Beethoven can write music, thank God — but he can do nothing else on earth.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great Goddess?
— Ludwig van Beethoven

art

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."

talent aspiration

Music — The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, it is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for men and makes them drunk with the spirit.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

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The true artist is not proud, he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal; and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.

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