Who is Ludwig van Beethoven?

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

Quotes by Ludwig van Beethoven

“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.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

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

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Ludwig van Beethoven

“To play without passion is inexcusable.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Ludwig van Beethoven