Children learn to smile from their parents.

— Shinichi Suzuki

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Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.

Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.


If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.


An unlimited amount of ability can develop when parent and child are having fun together.


What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.


Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.


Anything you think of doing, however insignificant, should be done immediately.

Spur yourself on and carry it through without becoming discouraged. If this becomes an ingrained habit, things you thought were impossible will become possible, and closed doors will open, as you will discover in many ways.


Perhaps it is music that will save the world.


Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.


I have come to the definite conclusion that musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.


Practise only as many times as you have breakfast.


Wrong education and upbringing produces ugly personalities, whereas a fine upbringing and good education will bring forth superior sense and feeling, as well as nobility and purity of mind.


When love is deep, much can be accomplished.


About Shinichi Suzuki

Quotes 36 sayings
Nationality Japanese
Profession Musician
Birthday October 17, 1898

I am mentally preparing myself for the five-year-old mind.

I want to come down to their physical limitations and up to their sense of wonder and awe.


A child's slowness in any subject indicates a deficiency in his environment, educational or otherwise.


Tone has the living soul.


Man is a child of his environment.


The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents.


Every child grows; everything depends on the teacher.


Art expresses man.


Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability.


Patience is the absence of expectation.


Live by looking for things to do for other people.


If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person.


The heart that feels music will feel people


If I simply do my best, I cannot complain even if I am taken to hell.


Art exists for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world.


Talent is no accident of birth. In today's society a good many people seem to have the idea that if one is born without talent, there is nothing he can do about it; they simply resign themselves to what they consider to be their fate.


Music is the language of the heart without words.


It is in our power to educate all the children of the world to become a little better as people, a little happier.


Any child can be developed, it depends on how you do it.


I cannot live without children.


The real essence of art turned out to be not something high up and far off - it was right inside my ordinary daily self - If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person.


I play with children so that I can learn from them.


It is necessary to be concerned about the importance of educating a really beautiful human spirit.


To make a resolution and act accordingly is to live with hope.

There may be difficulties and hardships, but not disappointment or despair if you follow the path steadily. Do not hurry. This is a fundamental rule. If you hurry and collapse or tumble down, nothing is achieved. DO not rest in your efforts; this is another fundamental rule. Without stopping, without haste, carefully taking a step at a time forward will surely get you there.