The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
All wealth is the product of labor.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
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...
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.