Quotes and Sayings about Harmony



"Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: American, Harmony)

"Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Change, Harmony)

"We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context which we cannot properly describe."
- Christopher Alexander
(Related: Harmony)

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

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

"Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: 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
(Related: Men, War, Harmony, Stars)

"How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Love, God, First, Harmony)

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Harmony, Universe)

"The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Life, Harmony)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Music, God, Soul, Harmony, Honor)

"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Life, Beginning, Being, Harmony)

"To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God, Being, Existence, Harmony)

"The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Harmony, Universe)

"I even have a Harmony Rocket and a Stratocaster with a scalloped neck back in Florida."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Harmony)

"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
(Related: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

"Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Work, Nature, Artists, Balance, Harmony)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Composers, Harmony, Old)

"My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Harmony)

"Color harmony was thrown out years ago, as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Harmony, Style, Years)

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

"I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner."
- Alejo Carpentier
(Related: Harmony)

"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
(Related: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

"Art is a harmony parallel with nature."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, Nature, Harmony)

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

"The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Life, Success, Existence, Harmony)

"Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Harmony)

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

"This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Music, Power, Harmony, Sound, State)

"Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony."
- Elizabeth Fishel
(Related: Death, Harmony)

"But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Harmony)

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."
- Anatole France
(Related: Harmony, Man, Universe)

"Peace, unity and harmony!"
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Peace, Unity)

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

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Happiness, Harmony)

"I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff. If you sing along to the radio and you're not going to sing unison with the melody, but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Harmony, Pretty)

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

"Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Harmony, Man)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, People, Harmony, Nation, United)

"Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Expression, Grace, Harmony)

"Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Expression, Harmony)

"Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Harmony, Opposition)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Existence, Feeling, Harmony, Nothing)

"You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: People, Harmony)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Music, Harmony, Now, Relationships)

"It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Death, Love, Religion, Soul, Drama, Harmony)

"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
(Related: America, Community, Destiny, Difficulty, Harmony, Spirit, Will)

"A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Harmony, Painting, Rest, Symbol, Universe, World)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Nature, People, Harmony, Laws, Slavery)

"What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films, is specific scenes and characters."
- Harmony Korine
(Related: Love)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Friend, Harmony, Land, Right)

"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Women, Harmony, Will, World)

"Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Harmony, Learning)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Earth, Exercise, Generosity, Harmony, Practice, Reason, Universe)

"People don't realize you're blowing over changes, time changes, harmony, different keys. I mark a point in my solo where it's got to peak at point D I go to A, B, C D then I'm home."
- James McBride
(Related: Home, Time, People, Harmony)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Truth, Progress, Hope, Fact, Harmony, Promise, State, Will)

"By drawing or exposing two or more patterns on the same bit of film I can create harmony and textual effects."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Film, Harmony)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beach, Harmony, Old)

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Belief, Facts, Harmony, Man, Will)

"The hidden harmony is better than the obvious."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Harmony, Obvious)

"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
(Related: Life, Peace, Harmony, Will)

"How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?"
- Robert Plant
(Related: Peace, Power, Desire, Harmony)

"Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord."
- Plutarch
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Agreement, Building, Harmony, Result)

"Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Science, Harmony, Language, Words)

"It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Harmony, Painting, Result)

"The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Change, Nature, Destiny)

"Virtue is harmony."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Virtue, Harmony)

"It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things."
- John C. Ransom
(Related: Life, Harmony, Necessity)

"Truth is inner harmony."
- Walther Rathenau
(Related: Truth, Harmony)

"We are not going to toy with our religion or any other. Nor are we going to barter. We are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: Peace, Religion, Harmony)

"I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony."
- Leni Riefenstahl
(Related: Harmony, Living)

"I often wonder if we could not solve the world's problems on a similar basis of harmony."
- Artur Rodzinski
(Related: Harmony, Problems, Wonder, World)

"I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Change, Blood, Cruelty, Want)

"I saw science as being in harmony with humanity."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Science, Being, Harmony, Humanity)

"God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of the divine life."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Life, God, Harmony)

"When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality."
- George William Russell
(Related: Business, Life, First, Habits, Harmony, Man, Punctuality)

"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Ambition, Harmony, Universe)

"Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay."
- Sallust
(Related: Harmony)

"Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord."
- Sallust
(Related: Harmony)

"Stravinsky is masterly: his harmony is conceived so precisely that it can only be the way it is."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Harmony)

"It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Desire, Harmony, Office)

"The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony have one sense more than others."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Doctors, Harmony, Sense)

"There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Marriage, People, Emotions, Harmony, Satan)

"Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on."
- George Shearing
(Related: Harmony, Laws, Mind, Play)

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Autumn, Harmony, Sky, Summer)

"How much can you do with two voices? You can sing thirds or you can sing fifths or you can do a background harmony."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Harmony)

"A band is sort of like a star. It reaches a peak and burns out. To have five guys working in perfect harmony longer than a couple years is difficult."
- Adrian Smith
(Related: Harmony, Years)

"I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Marriage, Inspiration, Dignity, Harmony, Joy, Man, Maturity, Measure, Pleasure, Style, Woman)

"Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Love, Music, Connection, Lady, Harmony, Hunger)

"That was when Neil discovered Jack Nietzsche. They went off and pretty much came up with that by themselves, but I thought it was a great song, and I was more than happy to do my harmony parts on it."
- Stephen Stills
(Related: Thought, Harmony, Pretty, Song)

"And harmony means that the relationship between all the elements used in a composition is balanced, is good."
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Related: Harmony)

"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Education, Life, Existence, Harmony, Information)

"Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Truth, Harmony, Justice, May, Wrong)

"I never had that thing about being black. If the whole world was like that, maybe there would be more harmony and love."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Love, Being, Harmony, World)

"Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Purpose, Creation, Harmony, Heaven, Mankind)

"Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit - love."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Love, Earth, Harmony, Heaven, Leading)

"Harmony is pure love, for love is complete agreement."
- Lope de Vega
(Related: Love, Agreement, Harmony)

"Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto."
- Lope de Vega
(Related: Love, Harmony)

"Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Business, Life, Knowledge, Harmony)

"The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Truth, People, Strength, Conscience, Dignity, Harmony, Nation, Solidarity, Workers)

"Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Art, Poetry, Harmony, Prose, Sense)

"Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: Family, Time, Being, Harmony, World)

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
- George Washington
(Related: Faith, Peace, Harmony, Justice, Nations)

"So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Being, Harmony)

"You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Peace, Harmony, Key)

"But the beauty of Einstein's equations, for example, is just as real to anyone who's experienced it as the beauty of music. We've learned in the 20th century that the equations that work have inner harmony."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Beauty, Work, Music, Example, Harmony)

"Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Thought, Grammar, Harmony, Language, Reality)

"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Life, Power, Deep, Eye, Harmony, Joy, Quiet)

"As I stand here today and tell you about these, I am heavy with an awareness of the fact that I am in more than one sense a product of both the Chinese and Western cultures, in harmony and in conflict."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Awareness, Conflict, Fact, Harmony, Sense, Today)

"We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Progress, Blessings, Harmony, Mankind, May)

"Beauty is being in harmony with what you are."
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
(Related: Beauty, Being, Harmony)

"Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Music, Emotion, Harmony, World)

"If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Humor, Balance, Blood, Harmony)

"The nation voted us to power to see unity and communal harmony, not for any division or communality."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Power, Harmony, Nation, Unity)