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A man endures misfortune without complaint.
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A part is handed out, thus we who shall decide for himself whether he has acted well or badly?
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Above all things, I must not get angry. If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.
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Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.
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Beethoven is to produce his new symphony in three parts with a new Mass and a new overture.
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Dearest, most faithful friends, how could I ever forget you-you who are all the world to me. Feeling well? I am exceedingly well.
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Do write something sensible to me, some poetry with music in it for instance.
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Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.
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Every letter of the alphabet coming from you is precious to me.
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Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.
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Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
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Herr v. Steiner has repeatedly made me an offer for an edition of all my compositions.
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I am a native of Vienna, son of a schoolmaster, and I am 29 years old.
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I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.
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I am doing pretty well. I had a presentiment when you left that you would not return soon.
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I am extremely glad that you like my songs. I am sending you one which I have just composed at midnight.
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I am living a very simple life, going for long walks, working much at my opera and reading Walter Scott.
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I am perspiring to death in this infernal heat. I have composed a whole book of new songs. You can imagine how annoyed I am. You are not here.
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I am sitting here, far away in Hungary. I am often depressed.
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I detest these women with their compliments. They understand nothing about music, and what they say to me they do not mean.
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I doubt you possess any human understanding. The debt was cleared up long since. There can be no discussion about allowing you to publish songs.
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I enjoyed the Imperial favor of having been a Court singing boy for five years, pupil of the Imperial and Royal Convict.
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I have also been composing some new songs by Goethe. There is nothing to be done with the opera at Vienna.
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I have been composing a Fantasia, a piano duet which is also being engraved and is dedicated to a certain important personage.
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I have composed two operas quite uselessly.
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I have no fixed position, so have hope of attaining in this way the ambition in Art I am striving for.
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I have often been to them about my royalties, but every time they said that they had so many expenses, and that my compositions sold very slowly. I'm not going to enter that shop again.
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I hope to recover my health, which would cause me to forget many a suffering.
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I live without pleasure or friends.
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I loved with all my heart, and she loved me in return.
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I must demand that you return all my manuscripts, both the engraved works, and those which have not been engraved up to the present.
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I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired, and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within me real and true devotion.
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I should be quite well if I were not so upset about this abominable affair of my opera, but I am not bothering any more in that direction.
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I still love her, but since then no other can please me so well or better. She was not destined for me.
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I suppose I will write the solos they asked me for, and then they will still kiss my hands for the gift. I know those people!
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I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.
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I want to write another quartet. I hope to prepare the way for my great symphony.
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If only your pure and clean mind could touch me, dear Haydn, nobody has a greater reverence for you than I have.
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If you are feeling as well as I am, then you are in excellent health.
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It appears to me that they don't knit socks without holes in these days.
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My demand is not only greater than yours, but juster, though I should not have claimed it if you had not reminded me of it in such a disagreeable manner.
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My health does not allow me to leave the house.
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My Mass is finished and will shortly be produced. I should dedicate it to the Emperor or to the Empress, as I think the work is a success.
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My new songs from Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake met with great approval.
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My work has been conceived by my understanding of music and by my suffering. It is the latter that seems to interest the world least.
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No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
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No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
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Nobody here cares for true art, unless it be the Countess.
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Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.
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Now I am able to find happiness and peace in my own soul.
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Now I am alive for once, God be praised, it was time, or I should have been a spoilt musician.
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One always believes he is going towards another, only to discover that he is walking side by side. Oh, the torment of him who realizes this!
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One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?
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Our castle is not imposing, but is well built, and surrounded by a very fine garden. I live in the bailiff's house.
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Our reading union has been broken up through eating too many sausages.
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Picture to yourself a man whose health can never be re-established, who from sheer despair makes matters worse instead of better; picture a man whose brilliant hopes have come to nothing.
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Please stir up my town friends and make them write to me. Tell my mother that my washing is being looked after exceedingly well.
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The cook is a bit gay, the lady's maid is thirty, the kitchen-maid is very pretty and often keeps me company, the nurse is a good old soul and the butler is my rival.
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The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
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The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.
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The moment is supreme.
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The parson here is as bigoted as an old farm-yard cow, and as stupid as a thoroughbred donkey, and as rough as a buffalo.
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The rent collector suits his post very well, for he is a man of great insight into his sacks and bags.
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The weather is wretched. Yesterday we had a thunderstorm, and the lightning killed a girl and injured two men.
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The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.
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There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.
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There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.
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We are separated, we are all in a separate corner. That is my trouble.
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We do not live any more in happy times when everything seems to be surrounded with a youthful halo.
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We never have any money. My music was not even taken into consideration.
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We used to sit together so comfortably, and each revealed to the other the offspring of his Art. All were animated by a mutual striving to attain beauty.
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What should we do with happiness since misfortune is the only spur we have left to us?
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When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
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Whether I shall ever be quite well again I almost doubt.
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Why does God endow us with compassion?
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Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet who warms to fantasy by a strange flame, making an idea that inspires him the subject of his own very different treatment?
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You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
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You have composed two symphonies which are so excellent that I hear nothing but good about them everywhere. Are you still alive?
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You have to sleep off the plague of despair.
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Your Requiem is finished. It has made me sad, for I sang it with all my heart.
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