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Inventions Quotes

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It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

Related topics: Technology

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Of all of our inventions for mass communication,
pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

 

It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or
invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions.
The same applies to the arts.
- Lukas Foss

What we must understand is that the industries,
processes, and inventions created by modern science
can be used either to subjugate or liberate.
The choice is up to us.
- Henry A. Wallace

The United States as we know it today is largely the
result of mechanical inventions,
and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.
- John Moody


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I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto
and the Jewish badge of shame.
The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
- Lionel Blue

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys,
which distract our attention from serious things.
They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
- Henry David Thoreau

I think software patents are a bad idea.
Many patents are given for trivial inventions.
- Larry Wall

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions
for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
- Will Rogers

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies,
and for saving souls.
All propagated with the best intentions.
- Lord Byron

There's such a thing as theater discipline.
One player doesn't appropriate another's inventions.
- Ethel Merman

All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that.
Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my
inventions come by accident;
they came by work.
- Thomas A. Edison

Life is composed of different inventions.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

Of all human inventions the organization,
a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions,
is the most powerful.
- Robert Shea

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man -
the airplane,
the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence,
but speaks volumes about his laziness.
- Mark Kennedy

Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions,
just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.
- Bertrand Russell

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire,
language, movable type.
There are not 3 million innovations;
there are 3 million inventions.
- Dean Kamen

The very greatest things - great thoughts,
discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship,
often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
- Samuel Smiles

Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions,
but often no faster than natural selection can do its work -
the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection.
- Vernor Vinge

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened
up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange,
provided we are willing.
- Alva Myrdal

What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

Thought is the original source of all wealth,
all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions,
and of all achievement.
- Claude M. Bristol

Inventions have long since reached their limit,
and I see no hope for further development.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day

One of the most fun inventions of my lifetime is the Mini.
- James Dyson

We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to
the community by the institution of premiums,
held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics.
- Joseph Lancaster

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -
romantic love and gunpowder.
- Andre Maurois

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
- Lawrence Durrell

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because
we're so caught up in playing with the technology,
we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important.
- Dean Kamen

Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in
which to invest passion and authority,
then forgets that symbols are inventions.
- Joyce Carol Oates

But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much,
then the real value of money is better measured for
some purposes in labour than in commodities.
- Alfred Marshall

I never did anything worth doing by accident,
nor did any of my inventions come by accident;
they came by work.
- Plato

We fixed on No.
4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices,
and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated.
- Henry Bessemer

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest
inventions of Western man.
It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
- Kenneth Clark

Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least,
for they are thinking out inventions and forming in
their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently
express with their hands.
- Giorgio Vasari

I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched
from their mouths by these machines.
What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

Community colleges are one of America's great social
inventions a gateway to the future for first time students
looking for an affordable college education,
and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace.
- Barbara Mikulski

The art of an artist must be his own art.
It is...
always a continuous chain of little inventions,
little technical discoveries of one's own,
in one's relation to the tool, the material and the colors.
- Emil Nolde

In reading the scriptures of truth, we often put wrong constructions upon them,
and apply them improperly; and I apprehend it has often
been the case in relation to this portion,
particularly that part in relation to man's seeking out many inventions.
- Elias Hicks

Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction,
but a few may make evolutionary inventions,
such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations
that give these species improved competitive potential.
- Ernst Mayr

All national institutions of churches,
whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish,
appear to me no other than human inventions,
set up to terrify and enslave mankind,
and monopolize power and profit.
- Thomas Paine

Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills
the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions,
we may expect the fascists to increase in power after
the war both in the United States and in the world.
- Henry A. Wallace

A major one which no one can overlook is technological
and based on inventions and discoveries which have
altered the whole basis of production and deeply affected social relations.
- Emily Greene Balch

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've got a new invention.
It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.
- Lefty Gomez

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

America, the temple of invention and industry,
doesn't make things anymore.
- Nick Clooney

The invention of basketball was not an accident.
It was developed to meet a need.
Those boys simply would not play 'Drop the Handkerchief.'
- James Naismith

Television has some lovely aspects to it -
and some ghastly aspects -
but the theater itself was a wonderful invention.
- Patrick Macnee

If necessity is the mother of invention,
it's the father of cooperation.
And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to
use wisely the products of our invention.
- Whitney M. Young

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

Invention, it must be humbly admitted,
does not consist in creating out of voice,
but out of chaos.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

But thanks to my invention, my capitalist friends and
I were able to bring the government to its knees.
- Erno Rubik

I've never had plastic surgery, but if they made a
new invention for making people taller,
I'd be the first to have the surgery.
- Alanna Ubach


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