Anger and Courage

Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.

Saint Augustine

Above human suffering

I needed Bach. Unlike Beethoven, who shakes his fist at the heavens, Bach could help me after everything I’d been through. His music is above human suffering.

Zuzana Ruzickova

I am the decisive element

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather… In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized.

Goethe

History in Brief: Age of Reason

The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was a cultural movement of intellectuals from 1685 to 1815. It began in Europe and spread to America, emphasizing reason, science, and individualism over tradition and religious authority. This period profoundly influenced various aspects of society, including politics, philosophy, science, and the arts.

Harmony of the whole

Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.

Leon Battista Alberti

Motivic Unity

His remarkable flair for text illustration is evident even in the early cantatas, particularly the two finest of them, the Actus tragicus, BWV 106, and Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4. We already sense a powerful mind behind the notes in the motivic unity of the early cantatas, in the use of reprise to bind their mosaic forms together.

Richard D. P. Jones

Spiritual dimension

The key to Bach is the spiritual dimension. He was further along the line of godliness than most of us. For me, Bach is a seer, a wise man, a beacon along the path.

Nancy Argenta

Contented mind

A contented mind is the greatest blessing someone can enjoy in this world.

Joseph Addison

The real power

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.

Leonardo da Vinci