30 Quotes About Music

  • "God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons."

    - Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Thankfulness, Music


  • "Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Music, Beauty


  • "We settle things by a majority vote, and the psychological effect of doing that is to create the impression that the majority is probably right. Of course, on any fine issue the majority is sure to be wrong. Think of taking a majority vote on the best music. Jazz would win over Chopin. Or on the best novel. Many cheap scribblers would win over Tolstoy. And any day a prizefight will get a bigger crowd, larger gate receipts and wider newspaper publicity than any new revelation of goodness, truth or beauty could hope to achieve in a century."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Reasoning, Music


  • "The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Worship, Music, Beauty


  • "Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Music


  • "Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Grace, Music


  • "Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to which Satan is a bitter enemy, for it removes from the heart the weight of sorrow, and the fascination of evil thoughts."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Music, Gifts, The Heart


  • "Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Love, Music


  • "The idea of turning your music into a tool for evangelism is missing the point. Music is the language of the spirit anyway. Its first function is praise to creation."

    - Bono
    Topics: Music


  • "The devil does not stay where music is."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Satan, Music


  • "The voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Humility, Music


  • "It is not sufficient to offer the empty vessel of our joy unto God, or our singing voice in musical tune only; but also it is required that we fill our joyful voice with holy matter and good purpose, whereby God only may be reasonably praised."

    - David Dickson
    Topics: Music, Praise


  • "Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Music


  • "It is not the eye that sees the beauty of the heaven, nor the ear that hears the sweetness of music or the glad tidings of a prosperous occurrence, but the soul, that perceives all the relishes of sensual and intellectual perfections; and the more noble and excellent the soul is, the greater and more savory are its perceptions."

    - Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Reasoning, Music, Beauty


  • "Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong."

    - Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Morality, Music



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