Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

Who is Ludwig van Beethoven?

German composer known for his nine symphonies and the piano piece Für Elise.

Born December 17, 1770
Died March 26, 1827

Books by Ludwig van Beethoven


Best 10 Quotes by Ludwig van Beethoven

“Anybody who understands my music will never be unhappy again.”

“Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time; therefore never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”

“I always have a picture in my mind when composing, and follow its lines.”

“It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce.”

“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.”

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

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

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“This is the mark of distinction of a truly admirable man: steadfastness in times of trouble.”

“To play without passion is inexcusable.”

“Why so many different dishes? Man sinks almost to the level of an animal when eating becomes his chief pleasure.”

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