Once you sink that first stake, they'll never make you pull it up.
Flight is the only true sensation that men have achieved in modern history.
The fundamental magic of flying is a miracle that has nothing to do with any of its practical purposes - purposes of speed, accessibility and convenience - and will not change as they change.
The really great visual experience today is to fly over a huge city and look down into the night. It's like a tremendous jubilant Christmas tree. You just feel life is worth living - when you come down you may have some doubts.
A great devotee of the gospel of getting on.
The century on which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man.
To spur a willing horse.
Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?
A thousand things advance; nine hundred and ninety-nine retreat; that is progress.
The simple faith in progress is not a conviction belonging to strength, but one belonging to acquiescence and hence to weakness.
The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
Always remember that the soundest way to progress in any organization is to help the man ahead of you to get promoted.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
It so happens that the world is undergoing a transformation to which no change that has yet occurred can be compared, either in scope or in rapidity.