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Who is James A. Froude?

James Anthony Froude was a Professor of Modern History at The University of Oxford. He was a highly acclaimed writer, as well as the biographer and close friend of Thomas Carlyle.

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“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”

James A. Froude

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“Samuel Pierpoint Langley, at that time regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists in the United States evidently believed that a full sized airplane could be built and flown largely from theory alone. This resulted in two successive disastrous plunges into the Potomac River, the second of which almost drowned his pilot. This experience contrasts with that of two bicycle mechanics Orville and Wilbur Wright who designed, built and flew the first successful airplane. But they did this after hundreds of experiments extending over a number of years.”

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