If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
I am the captain of my soul.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on