We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
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.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Freedom and independence form my character.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.