33 Best Shinichi Suzuki Quotes from the Japanese Musician

Shinichi Suzuki was a Japanese musician, philosopher, and educator.

He was the founder of the International Suzuki Method of Music Education.


Best Shinichi Suzuki Quotes


1. “Music is the language of the heart without words.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


2. “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

3. “Patience is the absence of expectation.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

3. “Patience is the absence of expectation.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


4. “Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


5. “The heart that feels music will feel people.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


6. “Children learn to smile from their parents.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


7. “Man is a child of his environment.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

8. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

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9. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


10. “The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


11. “I cannot live without children.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

12. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


13. “If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

14. “Any child can be developed, it depends on how you do it.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

15. “If I simply do my best, I cannot complain even if I am taken to hell.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


16. “Live by looking for things to do for other people.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

17. “Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

18. “An unlimited amount of ability can develop when parent and child are having fun together.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


19. “Every child grows; everything depends on the teacher.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

20. “What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

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21. “It is necessary to be concerned about the importance of educating a really beautiful human spirit.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

22. “It is in our power to educate all the children of the world to become a little better as people, a little happier.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

23. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

24. “I have come to the definite conclusion that musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


25. “A child’s slowness in any subject indicates a deficiency in his environment, educational or otherwise.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

26. “We all have unlimited shortcomings. Yet one way of seeing things is to consider our lives as a time frame that allows us continually to work at changing our weaknesses into strengths. This, I must say, is an intriguing task.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

27. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

28. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


29. “I play with children so that I can learn from them.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

30. “Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).


31. “Practise only as many times as you have breakfast.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

32. “Tone has the living soul.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

33. “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.” ~ (Shinichi Suzuki).

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