You cannot argue stupidity, you just have to accept it patiently as one of those things.
To put your life in danger from time to time... breeds a saneness in dealing with day-to-day trivialities.
If I have learned one thing in my 54 years, it is that it is very good for the character to engage in sports which put your life in danger from time to time. It breeds a saneness in dealing with day to day trivialities which probably cannot be got in any other way, and a habit of quick decisions.
It has been said that an engineer is a man who can do for ten shillings what any fool can do for a pound; if that be so, we were certainly engineers.
The thing most worth doing in this modern world [is to] create jobs that men can work at, and be proud of, and make money by their work.
Maybe we've been too silly to deserve a world like this.
If what they say is right we're none of us going to have time to do all that we planned to do. But we can keep on doing it as long as we can.
It's no good going on living in the ashes of a dead happiness.
You can only do a thing for the first time once, and that goes for falling in love.
I'm glad we haven't got newspapers now. It's been much nicer without them.
Like some infernal monster, still venomous in death, a war can go on killing people for a long time after it’s all over.
It's not the end of the world at all," he said. "It's only the end for us. The world will go on just the same, only we shan't be in it. I dare say it will get along all right without us.
She looked at him in wonder. "Do people think of me like that? I only did what anybody could have done." "That's as it may be," he replied. "The fact is, that you did it.
Remember that the Clerget lands very fast, at over forty miles an hour, and with that great engine in the nose the tail was light. Watch it... Lovely.
Everybody pays lip service to the safety of the aeroplane, but nobody is prepared to pay for it.
Differential equations won't help you much in the design of aeroplanes - not yet, anyhow.
Some games are fun even when you lose. Even when you know you're going to lose before you start. It's fun just playing them.
I never was in such a horrid office . . . It's not very nice to be where people are being swindled all day long, is it?
There's no dignity, no decency, or health today for men that haven't got a job. All other things depend on work today.
The happily married man with a large family is the test pilot for me.
Without work men are utterly undone
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