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Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.

Charles Caleb Colton

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form.

Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.

Plato

Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.

George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as life is.

George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.

George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 4, ch. 4

Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.

Stephen

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

Kahlil Gibran

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Berthold Auerbach

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.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life

Henry David Thoreau

My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.

Robert E. Lee

My faith is that I don't believe in fate! We are not puppets or zombies of destiny. We are the main painters of our life's canvas.

Mehmet Murat ildan

My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'

Jim Fox

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.

Lee Iacocca

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life.

Elbert Hubbard

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.

Olive Schreiner

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.

Olive Schreiner

My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

Miles Davis

My goal in life is to survive. Everything else is just a bonus.

The Lockhorns

My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets -- no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!

Philip Roth

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles Franklin Kettering

My life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself.

Maya Angelou

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