Ludwig van Beethoven
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings.
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life ,and to help you release your happiness to others.
I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.
Music, verily, is the mediator between intellectual and sensuous life... the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Music--the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
I wish you all the good and charm that life can offer. Think of me kindly, and rest assured that no one would more rejoice to hear of your happiness.
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.