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Born: 1935-04-09
Profession: Composer
Nation: Finnish
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If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues.

Tags: Impression, Issues, Music

I feel that all good art is powerful and simple.

Tags: Art, Good, Powerful

I really believe in melody.

Tags: Melody

These days people wallow in enormous masses of sound.

Tags: Days, Masses, Sound

Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.

Tags: Bad, Measure, Precedent

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Tags: Architect, Fortune

Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.

Tags: Grows, Old, Rises

In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.

Tags: Force, Less, Opinion

In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural.

Tags: Become, Life, Whole

Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.

Tags: Great, Reward, Stir

Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.

Tags: Bad, Good, Others

Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.

Tags: Beyond, State, Words

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

Tags: Based, Friendship, Identity

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

Tags: Goes, Virtue, Wealth

Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.

Tags: Feelings, Weak, Word

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

Tags: Dislike, Friendship, Makes

We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.

Tags: Body, Mind, Rule

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.

Tags: Life, Serious, Work

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.

Tags: Art, Enjoy, May

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.

Tags: Great, Makes, Small

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

Tags: Evil, Good, Means

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

Tags: Anger, Friendship, Opinion

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

Tags: Blessings, End, Health

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.

Tags: Good, Honesty, Money

Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.

Tags: Possible, Talk, Yourself

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.

Tags: Act, Action, Thought
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Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

Tags: Ambition, Blood, Gratitude

They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.

Tags: Envy, Honesty, Won

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

Tags: Brave, Makes, Necessity

Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.

Tags: Act, Consider, Time

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.

Tags: Battle, Bravery, Risk

Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.

Tags: Become, Men, Thought

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.

Tags: Anger, Angry

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.

Tags: Best, Interests, Time

By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.

Tags: Destroyed, Greatest, Union

Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.

Tags: Fall, Great, Small

It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.

Tags: Human, May, Nature

It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.

Tags: Fail, Fair, Means

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

Tags: Anger, Friendship, Hatred

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.

Tags: Liberty, Men, Wish

No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.

Tags: Seriously, Suffers, Wrongs

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.

Tags: Beauty, Goes, Wealth

The higher your station, the less your liberty.

Tags: Higher, Less, Liberty

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.

Tags: Either, Light, Powerful

All we can do is play ball. Every time we go out on the field, we do what we do in America - live in the freedom that our country affords us.

Tags: Country, Freedom, Time

That's our race. That's our playoffs.

Tags: Playoffs, Race

We've always been able to bounce back.

Tags: Able, Bounce
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