One word comes to mind after reading this book: concentration. In a time where multi-tasking is celebrated, I was reminded through David McCullough’s book that concentration toward a single goal can be invaluable. This book tells the story of two brothers (Wilbur & Orville) who diligently pursued the solution to how people can fly. Their pursuit of knowledge and accomplishing the unimaginable will inspire everyone who reads this book.
A few quotes:
“The best dividends on the labor invested have invariably come from seeking more knowledge rather than more power.”
“No bird soars in a calm.”
“It wasn’t luck that made them fly; it was hard work and common sense; they put their whole heart and soul and all their energy into an idea and they had the faith.”
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George, I really enjoy your book summaries, and especially the quotes you pull out. This is making my reading to do list longer!