Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.
A man’s gotta make at least one bet every day otherwise he could be walking around lucky and never know it.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current… Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.