Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.
To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
I start where the last man left off.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.