The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
Be yourself, let you come through.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.