I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
The time is always right to do the right thing
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.