He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Above all things, respect yourself.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.