The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
You must work we must all work To make the world worthy of its children.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance.
Beauty is all about us, but how may are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement ... as if they were lost and desperate.
To retire is to begin to die
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own good
Bach is the supreme genius of music... This man, who knows everything and feels everything, cannot write one note, however unimportant it may appear, which is anything but transcendent. He has reached the heart of every noble thought, and has done it
To strip human nature until its divine attributes are made clear, to inform ordinary activities with spiritual fervor, to give wings of eternity to that which is most ephemeral; to make divine things human and human things divine; such is Bach, the g
I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true.
To retire is to die.
In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness... I see what people call God in all these things.