The Purposes of the United Nations are […] to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace […]
Increscunt animi, virescit volnere virtus. (The spirits increase, vigor grows through a wound.)
Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), ca. 177
Die Musik spricht nicht bloß durch Töne, sie spricht auch nur Töne. (The music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.)
Eduard Hanslick, Vom Musikalisch-Schönen, Leipzig, 1854.
Wie wenig gehört zum Glücke! Der Ton eines Dudelsacks. – Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrthum. Der Deutsche denkt sich selbst Gott liedersingend. (How little is required for pleasure! The sound of a bagpipe. – Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs.)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols), 1888
He who really uses his brain for thinking can only be possessed of one desire: to resolve his task. He cannot let external conditions exert inﬂuence upon the results of his thinking. Two times two is four – whether one likes it or not. One thinks only for the sake of one’s idea.
Arnold Schoenberg, "New Music, Outmoded Music, Style and Idea", 1946