Our soul was from the beginning endowed with the principle of this music, for the heavenly harmony is rightly said to be innate in anything whose origin is heavenly. This harmony is then imitated by various instruments and songs. This gift like the rest was give us through the love of the divine providence.
-- Marsilio Ficino
(translated by Sears Reynolds Jayne)
(in Philosophies of Art and Beauty,
edited by Albert Hofstadter and Richard Kuhns)