Bring me coffee before I turn into a goat!
I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.
I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God.
Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!
A Composition on the Piano
God's gift to his sorrowing creatures is a joy worthy of their destiny.
You just have to press the right keys and the right pedals at the right time and the music plays itself.
The most stupendous miracle in all music.
On land, on sea, at home abroad, I smoke my pipe and worship God.
I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.
Music's only purpose should be for the glory of God and the recreation of the human spirit.
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
Harmony is next to Godliness
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.
It is the special province of music to move the heart.
Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret.
Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.
I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.
Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.
My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
It cannot remain unmentioned that so many poorly equipped boys, and boys who have no talent at all for music, have been accepted into the school to date that the quality of music has necessarily declined and deteriorated. And those who do bring a few precepts with them when they come to school are not ready to be used immediately.