If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
We're lost, but we're making good time
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
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.
Make today worth remembering.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
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.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.