I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
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...
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.