Orville Wright Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous Orville Wright quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American inventor who passed away on 30 January, 1948.

Orville Wright Quotes
“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.”
Orville Wright Quotes
“The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall.”
“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.”
Orville Wright Quotes
“No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.”
“When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won.”
Orville Wright Quotes
“Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!”
Orville Wright Quotes
“We were then satisfied that, with proper lubrication and better adjustments, a little more power could be expected. The completion of the motor according to drawing was, therefore, proceeded with at once.”
Orville Wright Quotes
“A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.”
Orville Wright Quotes
“In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.”
“With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.”

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