Ludwig van Beethoven Quote

The world is a king, and like a king, desires flattery in return for favor; but true art is selfish and perverse — it will not submit to the mold of flattery.


Conversations (March 1820)

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The world is a king, and like a king, desires flattery in return for favor; but true art is selfish and perverse — it will not submit to the mold...

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The world is a king, and like a king, desires flattery in return for favor; but true art is selfish and perverse — it will not submit to the mold...

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The world is a king, and like a king, desires flattery in return for favor; but true art is selfish and perverse — it will not submit to the mold...

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The world is a king, and like a king, desires flattery in return for favor; but true art is selfish and perverse — it will not submit to the mold...