A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
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...
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Freedom and independence form my character.
You shape your own destiny.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.