Wilbur Wright Quotes

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Wilbur Wright Quotes

By the death of Mr. O. Chanute the world has lost one whose labors had to an unusual degree influenced the course of human progress. If he had not lived the entire history of progress in flying would have been other than it has been.
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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.

— Wilbur Wright

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

— Wilbur Wright

By the death of Mr. O. Chanute the world has lost one whose labors had to an unusual degree influenced the course of human progress. If he had not lived the entire history of progress in flying would have been other than it has been.

— Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright Quotes: No bird can soar in a calm
No bird can soar in a calm.

— Wilbur Wright

I Don't Have Time For Both A Wife And An Airplane.

— Wilbur Wright

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years. Two years later we ourselves made flights. This demonstration of my impotence as a prophet gave me such a shock that ever since I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.

— Wilbur Wright

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.

— Wilbur Wright

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

— Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright Quotes: It is possible to fly without motors but
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

— Wilbur Wright

We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.

— Wilbur Wright

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