"The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Orville Wright on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Orville Wright on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Orville Wright on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Orville Wright on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Orville Wright on Mark Twain
"In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power."
"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance."
"With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe."