Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.
I dare not say that I have reached any state of achievement. I'm still learning, for learning is boundless.
With every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine.
Here is natural instinct, and there is control. You are to combine the two in harmony. If you have one to the extreme you will be very unscientific; if you have another to the extreme, you become a mechanical man, no longer human being.
I never wanted a job in an office or any job that I had to work eight hours a day at – day in and day out. I don't think I could have stood it.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.