I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
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.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
You shape your own destiny.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.