Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

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

“Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.”

“Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.”

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.”