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Broad paths are open to every endeavour,
by Franz Liszt

Broad paths are open to every endeavour,
and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one
who consecrates his art to the divine services of a
conviction of a consciousness.
- Franz Liszt

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

Truth is a great flirt.
- Franz Liszt

Life is only a long and bitter suicide,
and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
- Franz Liszt

 

A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own.
This is common sense.
- Franz Liszt

Real men are sadly lacking in this world,
for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.
- Franz Liszt

Brahms' Variations are better than mine,
but mine were written before his.
- Franz Liszt

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Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years.
Only I could perform certain works with the scanty
means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.
- Franz Liszt

The character of instrumental music...
lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character
without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
- Franz Liszt

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation
rather than in any other,
without which it would have no power to exist.
- Franz Liszt

I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment...
rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart,
such as I have felt it since my childhood.
- Franz Liszt

A theatre receives recognition through its initiative,
which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
- Franz Liszt

Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing,
especially when the song is without words.
- Franz Liszt

Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
- Franz Liszt

We need improvement in the style of performance.
There is no more advantage in a musician who plays
and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm.
- Franz Liszt

Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
- Franz Liszt

As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language,
so one Gypsy musician teaches the other.
They have never shown any need for notation.
- Franz Liszt

In Hungary all native music, in its origin,
is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
- Franz Liszt

I foster a sorrowful conception of affection.
Make no sacrifices.
- Franz Liszt

Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are,
and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
- Franz Liszt

It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion
with nature than that of the Gypsy.
- Franz Liszt

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend
and combine with thought,
as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
- Franz Liszt

I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire,
and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services.
- Franz Liszt

I find little in the works of Beethoven,
Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor
who functions like a windmill.
- Franz Liszt

The public is always good.
- Franz Liszt

The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself
in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible.
We are pilots, not servants.
- Franz Liszt

Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art.
The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal,
which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.
- Franz Liszt

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
- Jean Paul

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development;
MIT in my development as a professional economist.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party,
these are only the products of the absence of a broad
Labour movement in the country.
- Karl Radek

There's a broad with a big future behind her.
- Constance Bennett

Living in the present moment requires discretion toward memory.
Without memory we'd have amnesia. What good would there be in that?
Offer discretion and discernment for our past
with a broad spectrum of forgiveness.
As for our present moment, delight.
And dedication to remain fully present to all the possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

They fail to recognize the broad biological principle
that organic material is constantly being recycled.
Everything has a time of being - a birth,
a life span, and a death.
- Dixie Lee Ray

There is a broad range of reaction to the work,
as there is a broad range of work I make.
- Jim Hodges

Asia's governments come in two broad varieties:
young,
fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson

Married couples who work together to build and maintain
a business assume broad responsibilities.
Not only is their work important to our local and national economies,
but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
- Melissa Bean

Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly.
Of wit there was little; of philosophy,
none.
What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration,
love of adventure.
- Emanuel Celler

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of
our misery to understand truth,
just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to
see the stars in broad daylight.
- Vaclav Havel

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual
understanding of some part of mathematics that would
clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
- Andrew Wiles

We need to have as broad a range as possible,
because life itself has that kind of range.
- John Eaton

Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for
promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a
broad-based government in Afghanistan.
- Benazir Bhutto

It's really been a better situation for me being with
the Crush than it would if I were with the Broncos
because this has given me a lot more broad range.
- John Elway

We are a nation of communities...
a brilliant diversity spread like stars,
like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
- George H. W. Bush

India is a global power and an important partner with
whom we are building an intense,
broad and enduring relationship.
- Pierre Pettigrew

I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC,
and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week.
I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do.
- Paddy Ashdown

What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on -
is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The introduction of many minds into many fields of
learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility,
if not the unity, of knowledge.
- Edward Levi

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes.
To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.
- Ajay Naidu

I definitely feel like my blog is going edgy to broad and boring.
- Joichi Ito

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things
cannot be acquired by vegetating
in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Mark Twain

Every minute this broad spends outside of bed is a waste of time.
- Michael Todd

So I think we're, we're, we're as broad a political party,
if not broader than the Democratic Party,
just in a different political spectrum.
- Rudy Giuliani

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily
a part of the new ethics.
- Lafcadio Hearn

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series
that took place during the 12 month period it strikes
you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.
- Sunil Gavaskar

Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing
students with a broad education.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The broad masses of a population are more amenable
to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
- Adolf Hitler

Any person without invincible prejudice who had the
same experience would come to the same broad conclusion,
viz., that things hitherto held impossible do actually occur.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

I'm too tall to be a girl.
I'm between a chick and a broad.
- Julia Roberts

You kind of hope that the events themselves are interesting.
I think that's what you have to hope for,
that on a broad level it's an interesting story.
- Chester Brown

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

In the broad and sweeping sense which the use of the term generally implies,
I am not a free-trader.
- John Griffin Carlisle

Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad,
intelligent, and spacious way.
- John Morley

The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power!
- Maria Mitchell

I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate
flags in their pickup trucks.
We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad
cross-section of Democrats.
- Howard Dean

Historian - a broad-gauge gossip.
- Ambrose Bierce

Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us,
while still broad awake; it can make transparent the
mountains and everything that exists.
- Henri Frederic Amiel


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