quotations about harmony
Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
HERACLITUS, attributed, Source Book in Ancient Philosophy
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms and keep it company.
I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills "Ah, peace throughout the land."
That's the song I hear...
BILLY DAVIS, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
DOUG FLOYD, attributed, 1,600 Quotes & Pieces of Wisdom That Just Might Help You Out
Men live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which yet they never enter, and with their hand on the doorlatch they die outside.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Selected Letters
My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Major-General Gates, February 24, 1778
Harmony exists in difference no less than in likeness, if only the same key-note govern both parts.
MARGARET FULLER, The Great Lawsuit
Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
OSCAR WILDE, The Soul of Man Under Socialism
A family in harmony will prosper in everything.
To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
JEAN GENET, The Thief's Journal
Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.
LAINI TAYLOR, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
The wicked disturb general harmony.
CLEANTHES, attributed, Day's Collacon
The search for meaning is really the search for the lost chord. When the lost chord is discovered by humankind, the discord in the world will be healed and the symphony of the universe will come into complete harmony with itself.
JOHN O'DONOHUE, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Harmonious words render ordinary ideas acceptable; less ordinary, pleasant; novel and ingenious ones, delightful.
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, Aphorisms
I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT, November
There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.
THOMAS BROWNE, Religio Medici
A perfect harmony runs through all parts of the universe.
HENRY KIRKE WHITE, "Melancholy Hours", The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White
The harmony of brethren is a stronger defence than a wall of brass.
ANTISTHENES, attributed, Day's Collacon
Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth.
MORIHEI UESHIBA, attributed, You Can Save the Earth
I find my soul is become more harmonious, by being accustomed so much to harmony; it calls in my spirits, composes my thoughts, delights my ear, recreates my mind, and so not only fits me for after business, but fills my heart, at the present, with pure and useful thoughts.
J. BEVERIDGE, attributed, Day's Collacon
There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.
JOHN MUIR, The Wilderness World of John Muir