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Ludwig van Beethoven

Quote of Ludwig van Beethoven - Don't only practice your art, but...


Biography - Ludwig van Beethoven:

German composer and pianist.
Born: 1770 - Died: 1827
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Fahre fort, übe nicht allein die Kunst, sondern dringe auch in ihr Inneres; sie verdient es. Denn nur die Kunst und die Wissenschaft erhöhen den Menschen bis zur Gottheit.

French
Ne pas seulement exercer l'art, mais pénétrer son être intérieur, cela en vaut la peine, car seuls l'art et la science élèvent l'homme jusqu'à la divinité.




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Quotes for: art


Quotes

Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





My trade and art is to live.





The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.











Quotes for: science


Quotes

Quotes about science:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.





Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.





A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.











Quotes

Ludwig van Beethoven also said...


Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.





Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.





Melody gives a sensible existence to poetry.





Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?





Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!





Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.












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