Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Category Archive: 1821
Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.
Genius is childhood recalled at will.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.