Ludwig van Beethoven

German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)

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Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
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.
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.
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life ,and to help you release your happiness to others.
Music - 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.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
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--the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Never shall I forget the times I spent with you continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Recommend to your children virtue that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, Thus far and no farther.
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.

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