High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
You are always too late with a development if you are so slow that people demand it before you yourself recognize it. The research department should have foreseen what was necessary and had it ready to a point where people never knew they wanted it until it was made available to them.
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
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.
The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.