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Felix Mendelssohn Quotes and Sayings

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These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague,
so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music,
which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true
to my starting principle:
not to write a page because no matter what public,
or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus;
but to write solely as I myself thought best,
and as it gave me pleasure.
- Felix Mendelssohn

Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive,
even the smallest task in music is so absorbing,
and carries us so far away from town,
country, earth, and all worldly things,
that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
- Felix Mendelssohn

People often complain that music is too ambiguous,
that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear,
whereas everyone understands words.
With me, it is exactly the opposite,
and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

 

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

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The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health
and good sleep that are enjoyable.
- Knute Nelson

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.
- David Wilkerson

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods -
these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving
them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries;
no man can ignore all of them.
- Aldo Leopold

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself,
encourage me to grow.
- Cher

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
- Bryant H. McGill

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship;
it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell

Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources,
I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I have known Harold Ford Jr. since before he was born,
in that his father was my driver in the 1966 governor's race,
and has remained a friend of mine all these years.
- John Jay Hooker

Once we open the door to the plutonium economy,
we expose ourselves to absolutely terrible,
horrifying risks from these people.
- David R. Brower

Being an actor, you are recognized for being somebody else,
whereas these books are distilled from me.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because
these commandments are recognized by Christians and
Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
- Pat Robertson

Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion.
One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and
what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position.
- Alberto Fujimori

These people are real to me, and situations keep coming
up where their emergence feels natural.
It's like meeting old friends.
I hope readers feel the same way.
- Jonathan Kellerman

If you are Iraqi, you know who I am...
and you know that I do not tire.
I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these
questions because this court is illegitimate.
- Saddam Hussein


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