Beethoven’s dedication to art and humanity

Note 10. To the Subsection “Object Consciousness

Romain Rolland wrote: Beethoven said, “There is nothing finer than to approach the Divine and to shed its rays on the human race.” Beethoven, trans. B. Constance Hull (New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1969), 101.
Romain Rolland also said in a lecture commemo-rating Beethoven, “His [Beethoven’s] thought to put his art to the use of others was constantly repeated in his letters…. He determined just two objects in his life. They are his dedication to holy art and a conduct intended to make others happy.” Life of Beethoven (Japanese version) (Tokyo: Iwanami-shoten, 1965), 159.