( American inventor, scientist, and engineer) March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922
The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
A man’s own judgment should be the final appeal in all that relates to himself.
You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.
Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do, you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
I have always considered myself as an Agnostic…
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.