Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
99 percent of success is built on failure.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
What I believe is that, by proper effort, we make the future almost anything we want to make it.
I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
If we taught music the way we try to teach engineering, in an unbroken four year course, we could end up with all theory and no music. When we study music, we start to practice from the beginning, and we practice for the entire time...
It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
Research means that you don't know, but are willing to find out.
We must look forward to the future as that is where most of us will be spending the rest of our lives.
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
I expect to spend the rest of my life in the future, so I want to be reasonably sure of what kind of future it's going to be. That is my reason for planning.
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
The person who doesn't know something can't be done will often find a way to go ahead and do it.
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
Don't be afraid to stumble. Any inventor will tell you that you don't follow a plan far before you strike a snag. If, out of 100 ideas you get one that works, it's enough.
A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
Whenever you look at a piece of work and you think the fellow was crazy, then you want to pay some attention to that. One of you is likely to be, and you had better find out which one it is. It makes an awful lot of difference.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
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