When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
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
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.