»When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.«

»Music is the sound of the universal laws promulgated. It is the only assured tone. There are in it such strains as far surpass any man’s faith in the loftiness of his destiny. Things are to be learned which it will be worth the while to learn.«

»If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.«

»The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.«

»Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it. It would not leave them narrow-minded and bigoted.«

»Der Alltagsmensch hört nie Musik; die Heiligen hören sie immer. Sie ist Gottes Stimme, der hörbar gewordene göttliche Atem.«