Ludwig van Beethoven: 10 quotes for his birthday

Here are 10 profound, temperamental, and epic quotes from one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven.

2. Self-esteem

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This undated image provided by National Trust for Historic Preservation shows the Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of America's 11 most endangered historic places. A National Historic Landmark, Music Hall has played a significant role in the cultural fabric of Cincinnati since it was built in 1878

"Prince, what you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am of myself. There are and there will be thousands of princes. There is only one Beethoven."  

– from a letter to Prince Karl Lichnowsky (1806)

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