"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."
"Courage, will-power and confidence in your abilities will carry you to greater heights."
-Lailah Gifty Akita
"We can scale the heights of mountains and see the world rayed out before us, but we fail to recognize that which is before us."
-Ruth St. Denis
"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
-Henry Ward Beecher
"With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look- for dizzier heights."
"I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours -so enjoy the view."
"My theory is that the way you cope with the depths will ascertain the heights that you reach- they are intimately connected - and if you have a lust for life, you are also going to have a lust for death."
"A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams"
"People are in such a hurry to launch their product or business that they seldom look at marketing from a bird's eye view and they don't create a systematic plan."
"Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought."
-Robert Green Ingersoll
"I guess everyone has a bird urge when they look down heights, a desire to jump, without wing or buoyant sail. Fear of heights is fear of a desire to jump."
- Amruta Patil
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view..."
"Whoever is related to me in the height of his aspirations will experience veritable ectasies of learning; for I come from heights that no bird ever reached in its flight, I know abysses into which no foot ever strayed."
"The world essentially doesn't change - - only the altitude from which we see it and the attitude with which we engage with it."
"It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth really is.""
"A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands."
- William Lyon Phelps
"There is no top. There are always further heights to reach."
"Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy."
-Roger Tory Peterson
"Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease,, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning."
"Sometimes you don't realize your fear of heights until you stand at the edge of the cliff, ready to jump."
"Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond."
"No one can prepare you for what heights you will soar until you spread your wings."