Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress
You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart.
Eventually, most people felt MoMA had filled a very important gap.
I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
When you have a lot of resources, the most important thing is to have had good parents and to have been brought up by people who gave one the proper values.
I think that the best hope for peace and prosperity in the world is greater cooperation among nations, which in turn will be produced if both our governments and the people of our countries travel more and get to know each other better.
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
I can only say that I have had a wonderful life.
Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others.
Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility.
Courting Peggy McGrath provided me with a very pleasant diversion and eventually with the most important relationship of my life.
MoMA is doubling its space, and I decided to raise the money for it.
I learned more from my mother than from all the art historians and curators who have informed me about technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years.
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past.
The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste.
They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought.
Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic.
If the disagreement was strong enough, we could end up pretty close to the borderline of incivility.
I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the current economic recession, which is particularly powerful in New York City, have put a number of building plans on hold for the time being.
The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had.