|The Wright brothers
|Born||Orville: (1871-08-19)August 19, 1871, Dayton, Ohio
Wilbur: (1867-04-16)April 16, 1867, Millville, Indiana
|Died||Orville: January 30, 1948(1948-01-30) (aged 76), Dayton
Wilbur: May 30, 1912(1912-05-30) (aged 45), Dayton
|Education||Orville 3 years high school; Wilbur 4 years|
|Occupation||Orville: Printer/publisher, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainer
Wilbur: Editor, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainer
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.