–Ludwig van Beethoven [Attributed, likely apocryphal; See Source Notes for more info]
Quote Number: 351
Source: Attributed, likely apocryphal
Source Notes: While this quote does not appear in any known work of Beethoven’s, it is likely that he believed in this sentiment. Specifically, it is likely this quote comes from a description given by Ferdinand Ries, Beethoven’s piano pupil, which can be found online here.