Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.