Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
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Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life.
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka. These differ in name, but there the difference ceases
Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be… those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes… those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober — minded men.
There’s a great joy in my giving. It’s thrilling. It’s exhilarating. It’s important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.