There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!