When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
The relation between superiors and inferiors is like that between the wind and the grass. The grass must bend when the wind blows over it.
May you be born in an important time.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
It is better to play than do nothing.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes.