Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I suffer the anthropological malady diagnosed by Le vi- Strauss inTristes tropiques: I find it much more difficult to suspend value judgments about the society in which I normally reside than I do abroad. It takes physical and cultural distance to gain moral detachment and political noncommitment. Relativism implies a solid measure of indifference.Pierre L van den Berghe
Men leap over where the hedge is lower. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1087)
Richard Strauss on Schoenberg, written by Schoenberg himself: "Dear Sir, I regret that I am unable to accept your invitation to write something for Richard Strauss's fiftieth birthday. In a letter to Frau Mahler (in connection with Mahler Memorial Fund) Herr Strauss wrote about me as follows: "The only person who can help poor Schoenberg now is a psychiatrist ...". "I think he'd do better to shovel snow instead of scribbling on music-paper..."arnold schoenberg
Sibelius is unquestionably a leader in the front rank of symphonic composers. He has got out of the ruts worn by his predecessors far more completely than Brahms got away from Beethoven, or even Richard Strauss from Wagner. If someone would only burn Finlandia he would come to our young people as an entirely original inventor of a new art form and a new harmony technique.jean sibelius
Don't make clothes for a not yet born baby. (Strauss 1994, p. 683)Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves. (Matthew; bible quote). (Strauss, 1998 p. 170)
Deal gently with the bird you mean to catch. (Strauss, 1994 p. 689)Fine feathers make fine birds. (Simpson , 2009)
Give neither salt nor counsel till you are asked for it. (Strauss, 1994 p. 661)Keep your own counsel.
The best defence is a good offence. (Strauss, 1994 p. 518)
There is danger in delay. (Strauss, 1998 p. 695)
A staff is quickly found to beat a dog. (Strauss, 1998 p. 103)
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. (Strauss 1998, p. 713)
Common fame is often to blame. (Strauss 1998, p. 662)
The last will be first, and the first last. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1085)
Fight fire with fire. (Strauss 1994, p. 688)
Handsome is that handsome does. (Strauss, 1994 p. 879)
Hard words break no bones. (Strauss, 1998 p. 17)
Drumming is not the way to catch a hare. (Strauss, 1994 p. 753)
Like cures like. (Strauss, 1994 p. 648)
Don't wash your dirty linen in public. (Strauss, 1994 p. 702)
Cometh the hour cometh the man.A mans worst enemies are often those of his own house. (Strauss, 1994 p. 52)Good men are hard to find.The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Men talk only to conceal the mind. (Strauss 1994, p. 1088)Mind your own business. (Strauss, 1998 p. 719)Mind your P's and Q's. or British: Mind your manners
Poets are born, but orators are trained. (Strauss, 1998 p. 331)
Rats desert a sinking ship. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1150)
Reason does not come before years. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1150)
He complains wrongfully at the sea that suffer shipwreck twice. (Strauss, 1994 p. 898)
Truth gives a short answer, lies go round about. (Strauss, 1994 p. 221)
A man's best fortune or his worst is a wife. (Strauss, 1994 p. 65)He that will thrive must first ask his wife.
Take the will for the deed. (Strauss, 1994 p. 881)