An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf.
I think that the greatest education in the world is the education which helps one to be able to do the right things at the time it has to be done.
My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required 'blood and sweat and tears
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it
We have a lot of people revolutionizing the world because they've never had to present a working model
A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
It is easy to build a philosophy - it doesn't have to run
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
A problem well stated is a problem half solved
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.