65 Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes On Success

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire. These Ludwig van Beethoven quotes will motivate you.

Best Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

  1. “Life would be flat without music. It is the background to all I do. It speaks to the heart in its own special way like nothing else.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. “What I have in my heart and soul – must find a way out. That’s the reason for music.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. “I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  4. “The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man’s soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That’s what musicians are.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  6. “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. “To play without passion is inexcusable!” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  8. “Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  9. “Only art and science can raise men to the level of God.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  10. “Music can change the world.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  11. “An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  12. “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  13. “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.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  14. “Hide your secret even from the closest friend; learn to be silent.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  15. “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.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  16. “Music is indeed the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  17. “Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  18. “The foundation of friendship demands the greatest likeness of human souls and hearts.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  19. “What will be the judgment a century hence concerning the lorded works of our favorite composers today? Inasmuch as nearly everything is subject to the changes of time, and – more’s the pity- the fashions of time, only that which is good and true will endure like a rock and no wanton hand will ever venture to defile it. Then, let every man do that which is right, strive with all his might towards the goal which can never be obtained, develop to the last breath the gifts with which the gracious Creator has endowed him, and never cease to learn. For life is short, art eternal.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  20. “I haven’t a single friend; I must live alone. But well I know that God is nearer to me than to the others of my art; I associate with Him without fear, I have always recognized and understood Him, and I have no fear for my music,-it can meet no evil fate. Those who understand it must become free from all the miseries that the others drag with them.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  21. “Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  22. “Do you think I give a damn about your and your pathetic violin?” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  23. “You ask me where I get my ideas. That I cannot tell you with certainty. They come unsummoned, directly, indirectly – I could seize them with my hands – out in the open air, in the woods, while walking, in the silence of the nights, at dawn, excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tones that sound and roar and storm about me till I have set them down in notes.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  24. “Art demands of us that we shall not stand still.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  25. “I know of no more sacred duty than to rear and educate a child.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  26. “To do good whenever one can, to love liberty above all else, never to deny the truth, even though it be before the throne.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  27. “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.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  28. “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  29. “Don’t only practise your art, but force your way into its secrets.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  30. “There is no greater pleasure for me than to practice and exhibit my art.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  31. “In whatsoever manner it be, let me turn to God and become fruitful in good works. Nothing higher exists than to approach God more than other people and from that to extend His glory among humanity.I will place all my confidence in your eternal goodness, O God! My soul shall rejoice in Thee, immutable Being. Be my rock, my light, forever my trust.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  32. “In the world of art, as in the whole of creation, freedom and progress are the main objectives.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  33. “Everything should be at once surprising and inevitable.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  34. “We all make mistakes, but everyone makes different mistakes” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  35. “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  36. “I love a tree more than a man.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  37. “From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again, it disappears, it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again, I seize it, I embrace it with delight… I multiply it by modulations, and at last I triumph in the first theme. There is the whole symphony.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  38. “Art always demands of us something new.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  39. “Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  40. “Even in poverty I lived like a king for I tell you that nobility is the thing that makes a king” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  41. “How glad I am to be able to roam in the wood and thicket, among trees and flowers and rocks … in the country, every tree seems to speak to me, saying, “Holy! Holy”, in the woods, there is enchantment which expresses all things.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  42. “I shall hear in heaven.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  43. “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  44. “No friend have I. I must live by myself alone; but I know well that God is nearer to me than others in my art, so I will walk fearlessly with Him.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  45. “What is to reach the heart must come from above; if it does not come from thence, it will be nothing but notes, body without spirit.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  46. “Fate gave to man the courage of endurance.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  47. “Applaud my friends, the comedy is over… [on his death bed]” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  48. “I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  49. “The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, ‘Thus far and no farther.'” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  50. “Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  51. “I am resolved to rise superior to every obstacle. With whom need I be afraid of measuring my strength? I will take Fate by the throat. It shall not overcome me. O how beautiful it is to be alive – would that I could live a thousand times!” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  52. “The amount of money one needs is terrifying.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  53. “Don’t regard yourself as too divine to improve, occasionally, your own works.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  54. “Love demands all, and has a right to all.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  55. “Love, and love alone, is capable of giving thee a happier life.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  56. “Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes
  57. “It is the power of music to carry one directly into the mental state of the composer.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  58. “Recommend to your children to be virtuous, only the virtue can bring us happiness, not the money.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  59. “The guitar is an orchestra in itself.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  60. “I have always reckoned myself among the greatest admirers of Mozart, and shall do so till the day of my death.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  61. “My misfortune is doubly painful to me because it will result in my being misunderstood. For me there can be no recreation in the company of others, no intelligent conversation, no exchange of information with peers; only the most pressing needs can make me venture into society. I am obliged to live like an outcast.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  62. “Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

  63. “This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  64. “He that divines the secret of my music is freed from the unhappiness that haunts the whole world of men.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  65. “All my life I have regarded myself as one of Mozart’s greatest admirers, and I will remain one until my last breath.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

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