Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.

New York Times (1985)
No one reaches a high position without daring
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing
Daring is not safe against daring men


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."