A bishop was accustomed to paying an annual visit to a small religious college. On one such visit, the bishop engaged in an after-dinner conversation with the college president. The religious leader offered the opinion that the millennium could not be long in coming since everything about nature had been discovered, and all possible inventions had been made. The college president disagreed, stating that he felt the next fifty years would bring amazing discoveries and inventions. In his opinion, human beings would be flying through the skies like birds within a relatively short time.

“Nonsense!” shouted the bishop. “Flight is reserved for angels!”

The bishop’s name was Wright. He had two sons – Orville and Wilbur.

Fortunately for American aviation, the bishop’s two sons were willing to join the college president in “standing up” for their beliefs and convictions.

-Get the Best From Yourself, p.60

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