Wilbur Wright Quotes

I-Confess-That-In-90-I-Said Wilbur Wright Quotes

“Do not let yourself be forced into doing anything before you are ready.”

“I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.”

“I confess that in 90 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.”

“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”

“Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.”

“More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination.”

“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air.”

“The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.”

“What is chiefly needed is skill rather than machinery.”

“There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings.”

Wright Brothers

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