Music produces a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything.
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Without music life would be a mistake.
Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.
Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.