Quotations on Harmony

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Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Art, Life, Building, Harmony, Thinking)

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Happiness, Harmony, Unhappiness)

Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Love, Expression, Harmony, Law, Spiritual)

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Music, Dream, Harmony, Heaven, Perfection)

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Men, War, Harmony, Stars)

We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Work, God, Creation, Harmony, Obligation)

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Music, God, Soul, Harmony, Honor)

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard
(Keywords: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about people living in harmony with Mother Earth. It's very important to me - and I feel it should be for every living human on this planet.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Mother, People, Earth, Harmony, Living, Words)

If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony, then I don't know what it's about.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Life, Harmony, Living)

Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.
- Johannes Brahms
(Keywords: Composers, Harmony, Old)

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Harmony, Man)

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll
(Keywords: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music.
- Nat King Cole
(Keywords: Music, People, Harmony, May)

Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Vision, Colors, Harmony, Light, Man)

This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Action, Harmony, Will)

They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Keywords: Life, Diversity, Harmony, Simplicity)

The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
- William O. Douglas
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)

The power of sound to put an audience in a certain psychological state is vastly undervalued. And the more you know about music and harmony, the more you can do with that.
- Mike Figgis
(Keywords: Music, Power, Harmony, Sound, State)

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Thought, Thoughts, Deed, Harmony, Will, Word)

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
- Jean Genet
(Keywords: Elegance, Harmony, Taste)

In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony.
- Juan Goytisolo
(Keywords: Faith, Society, Feelings, Hope, Beliefs, Harmony, Religious, Writer)

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton
(Keywords: Chicago, Growing up, Harmony, Learning, Theory)

To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.
- Pauline Hanson
(Keywords: Peace, People, Harmony, Nation, United)

This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Happiness, Contentment, Existence, Feeling, Harmony, Nothing)

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
- Napoleon Hill
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Ideas, Beliefs, Harmony, Measure)

Color is a plastic means of creating intervals... color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.
- Hans Hofmann
(Keywords: Music, Harmony, Now, Relationships)

Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
- Barbara Jordan
(Keywords: America, Community, Destiny, Difficulty, Harmony, Spirit, Will)

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
- Jack Kingston
(Keywords: Marriage, Nature, People, Harmony, Laws, Slavery)

I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony.
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Keywords: Music, Harmony, Old, Play, Years)

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold
(Keywords: Friend, Harmony, Land, Right)

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold
(Keywords: Men, Conservation, Harmony, Land, State)

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
- Aldo Leopold
(Keywords: People, Aspirations, Harmony, Justice, Land, Liberty)

The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
- Carl Lewis
(Keywords: Courage, Challenge, Harmony, Road, Trials, World)

It is said that a hundred gamecocks will live in perfect harmony together it you do not put a hen with them; and so it would have been with Billy and Bob, had there been no women in the world.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Women, Harmony, Will, World)

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.
- Jose Marti
(Keywords: Happiness, Knowledge, Earth, Exercise, Generosity, Harmony, Practice, Reason, Universe)

My only true harmony lies deep within my soul, wherever that is. I know that somehow I am in tune with the universe.
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Keywords: Soul, Deep, Harmony, Lies, Universe)

Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Truth, Progress, Hope, Fact, Harmony, Promise, State, Will)

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Goal, Advertising, Aspirations, Consciousness, Harmony, Impulses)

We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature.
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Keywords: Life, Nature, Day, Harmony, Laws, Present, Secrets)

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
- Yehudi Menuhin
(Keywords: Music, Harmony, Order)

Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
- Freddie Mercury
(Keywords: Beach, Harmony, Old)

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
- Thomas Merton
(Keywords: Happiness, Balance, Harmony, Order)

We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is free of strife and violence, living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or the dangers of weapons of mass destruction.
- Hosni Mubarak
(Keywords: Work, Destruction, Harmony, Living, Terrorism, Violence, Weapons)

I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated.
- Joanna Newsom
(Keywords: People, Harmony, Theory, Voice)

It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
- Charles Sanders Peirce
(Keywords: Belief, Facts, Harmony, Man, Will)

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Harmony, Will)

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch
(Keywords: Health, Music, Disease, Harmony, Medicine)

It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.
- Henri Poincare
(Keywords: Balance, Harmony, Order, Unity, Word)

Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Keywords: Agreement, Building, Harmony, Result)



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