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Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
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.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Thomas A. Edison
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.
The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scheduled shipping is one of many inventions that has made New York a global capital of innovation and creativity - from Willis Carrier's invention of air conditioning in Buffalo and George Eastman's breakthrough film technology in Rochester to the rise of hip-hop in the South Bronx and the world's first cell phone call in Midtown Manhattan.
I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.
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.
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To disclose too much of one's inventions and achievements is one and the same thing as to give up the fruit of one's ingenuity.
Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.
Of all human inventions the organization, a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions, is the most powerful.
To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.
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 is there more unruly than the sea, with its winds, its tornadoes, and its tempests? And yet in what department of her works has Nature been more seconded by the ingenuity of man than in this, by his inventions of sails and of oars?
Pliny the Elder
Do not share your inventions with many; share them only with the few who understand and love the sciences.
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.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
I'd take garbage, and I'd glue them together and create inventions.
You need to invent things and you need to get them to people. You need to commercialize those inventions. Obviously, the best way we've come up with doing that is through companies.
The IP system is an artificial construct that excessively rewards owners of intellectual property, granting them monopolies over inventions and ideas that, in many cases, are the product of generations of thinkers and/or publicly funded research.
When I think of invention, I always think of America. You're always seeing ads: 'Have you got the next big idea?' There seems to be that spirit in America of inventions and inventors.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
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