Since God has given me a cheerful heart, He will forgive me for serving Him cheerfully.

— Joseph Haydn

The most successful Joseph Haydn quotes that will activate your desire to change

Whenever I think of God I can only conceive of Him as a Being infinitely great and infinitely good. This last quality of the divine nature inspires me with such confidence and joy that I could have written even a miserere in tempo allegro.


The life's story of great geniuses is a sad one, without much tangible reward, which does not inspire future generations to face a similar fate. Alas also, it stands to reason why so many talent will not come to sparkle on the artistic firmanent.


I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son (W A Mozart)is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition.


I was for some time quite beside myself and could not believe that Providence could have required the presence of this indispensable man in the other world so soon.


The custom of saluting [i.e., embracing] ladies by their relatives and friends was introduced, it is said, by the early Romans, not out of respect originally, but to find by their breath whether they had been drinking wine, this being criminal for women to do, as it sometimes led to adultery.


Cheer up, children, I am all right.


Children be comforted, I am well.


I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.


When I think of my God, my heart dances within me for joy, and then my music has to dance, too.


There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.


Never was I so devout as when I composed The Creation.

I knelt down each day to pray to God to give me strength for my work....When I was working on The Creation I felt so impregnated with Divine certainty, that before sitting down to the piano, I would quietly and confidently pray to God to grant me the talent that was needed to praise Him worthily.


When I think upon my God, my heart is full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen.


About Joseph Haydn

Quotes 22 sayings
Nationality Austrian
Profession Composer
Birthday March 31, 1732

Mozart is the incarnation of music.


I listened more than I studied... therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed.


If you want to know whether you have written anything worth preserving, sing it to yourself without any accompaniment.


Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing.

What I have become is the result of my hard efforts.


It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius.


I would give my best quartet for a good razor.


I'm going to commune with God and I must be appropriately dressed!


Rules are my very humble, obedient servants.


I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.