"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Chuck Yeager on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Chuck Yeager on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Chuck Yeager on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Chuck Yeager on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Chuck Yeager on Dalai Lama
"Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight."