Who has, and who can?
Different paths result in different results. Simple physics, simple math.
O Sensei was simply being a cheerleader, yet who really gets the message?
Stop dreaming someone else's dream. Be a true warrior, and fight your own fight.
O Sensei also said, "after me, there will be no more aikido."
Believe as you will. Being a failure is not his fault, it is yours.
I wasn't dreaming anybody's dream in particular, I just thought that it was an interesting and relevant quote.
The notion long endured of "it is the teacher's goal to have the student surpass him or her over a lifetime" is absurd and offensive to all parties, if they would but think of what this really is trying to convey.
I do notice, however, that you seem to be a little more forgiving of the statement when it comes from Morihei Ueshiba.