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Wilbur Wright Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Wilbur Wright Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
- Wilbur Wright

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

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

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

 

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

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville
that man would not fly for fifty years.
- 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


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It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight,
I could hardly breathe.
- Benny Hill

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns,
must show no emotion.
Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is
hardly worth troubling about.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

To say that an idea is fashionable is to say,
I think, that is has been adulterated to a point where
it is hardly an idea at all.
- Murray Kempton

The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses,
apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.
- Stephen Gardiner

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
- William Wycherley

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law
is in forming public opinion,
in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
- Ernestine Rose

There is hardly anything in the world that some man
cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin

I have hardly any friends who aren't gay.
- Tracey Emin

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs,
few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Once, I had so many scripts coming to me that I could hardly read them all.
- Greta Scacchi

There is hardly any money interest in art,
and music will be there when money is gone.
- Duke Ellington

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it
was made a crime under the former order of things to
learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
- George H. White

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three are hardly possible.
Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life,
a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women,
but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong

I hardly see myself as a futurist.
- Dick Wolf

If you look at my audiences, even in Europe,
they're hardly teenagers.
- Norman Granz

I hardly have any spare time!
But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers.
- Soundarya

To philosophize is only another way of being afraid
and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire;
it is hardly a passion,
but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
- George Eliot

Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
- Todd Solondz

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second.
Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
- Paul Gauguin

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,
one would hardly see anybody.
- Agatha Christie

Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something
is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.
- Eric Allin Cornell

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible
with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.
- Anthony Trollope

Companies are not charitable enterprises:
They hire workers to make profits.
In the United States, this logic still works.
In Europe, it hardly does.
- Paul Samuelson

We were alone.
Where, I could not say, hardly imagine.
All was black, and such a dense black that,
after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern
even the faintest glimmer.
- Jules Verne

Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.
- George Savile

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

You can have a movie with hardly any cuts,
or very few cuts, that is fascinating,
you can't take your eyes away from it...
Look at some of the long takes in Citizen Kane.
- Roger Ebert

America, which has the most glorious present still
existing in the world today,
hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily,
which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me.
- Gary Kemp

Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
- John Spratt

A friend is long sought, hardly found,
and with difficulty kept.
- St.
Jerome

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them,
knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles
that will confront them in almost every walk of life.
- Major Taylor

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture.
Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
- Alan Perlis

It seems everything is so full of possibilities one
can hardly take it all in.
- Kenneth Koch

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain
a few odd volumes of Shakespeare.
I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for
the first time in a log cabin.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself.
In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
- Elizabeth Bowen

You're asking the wrong girl about fame.
I'm hardly famous.
I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else.
- Nikki Cox

Sex is hardly ever just about sex.
- Shirley MacLaine

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single
thought of which the sea would not be part.
- Hermann Broch

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the
test of Parliamentary government,
for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any
one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
- Sydney Smith

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

All the mistakes I've ever made in my life have been when I've been drunk.
I haven't made hardly any mistakes sober,
ever, ever.
- Tracey Emin

The world is apt to judge of everything by the success;
and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
- William Dampier

Comics, at least in periodical form,
exist almost entirely free of any pretense;
the critical world of art hardly touches them,
and they're 100% personal.
- Chris Ware

And what's interesting about him as a comic character
is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
- Rowan Atkinson

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know
a gentleman he hardly ever meets.
I do not mean his maker, but himself.
- William Ralph Inge

Roberto Duran was the kind of guy who was a true fighter
and you hardly see guys like that anymore.
- Gerry Cooney

I still play the guitar and piano, but hardly ever in public.
- Michael Storm


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