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Invention Quotes

Invention

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.

- Thomas Alva Edison Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.

- Whitney M. Young, Jr. Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Beggars invention and makes fancy lame.

- William Cowper Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

I invent nothing, I rediscover.

- Auguste Rodin Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Thomas Edison devoted ten years and all of his money to developing the nickel alkaline storage battery at a time when he was almost penniless. Through that period of time, his record and film production company was supporting the storage battery effort. Then one night the terrifying cry of 'Fire' echoed through the film plant. Spontaneous combustion had ignited some chemicals. Within moments all of the packaging compounds, celluloid for records, film, and other flammable goods had gone up in flames. Fire companies from eight towns arrived, but the heat was so intense and the water pressure so low that the fire hoses had no effect. Edison was sixty-seven years old - no age to begin anew. His daughter was frantic, wondering if he was safe, if his spirit was broken, how he would handle such a crisis at his age. She saw him running toward her. He spoke first. He said, 'Where's your mother Go get her. Tell her to get her friends. They'll never see another fire like this as long as they live.' At five-thirty the next morning, with the fire barely under control, he called his employees together and announced, 'We're rebuilding.' One man was told to lease all the machine shops in the area, another to obtain a wrecking crane from the Erie Railroad Company. Then, almost as an afterthought, Edison added, 'Oh, by the way. Anybody know where we can get some money' Virtually everything we now recognize as a Thomas Edison contribution to our lives came after that great disaster.

- Jeffrey R. Holland Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different.

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.

- Ann Douglas Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Necessity, the mother of invention.

- George Farquhar Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.

- Lyndon B. Johnson Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.

- Ninon de L'Enclos Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.

- Aristotle Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

- Carolyn Wells Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

- Eden Phillpotts Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.

- Lawrence Durrell Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

INVENTOR, n. A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers, and springs, and believes it civilization.

- Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

There are elements that were pure invention on my part.

- Roger Waters Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes

It never happened. It's an invention of some irresponsible writer.

- Jeffrey Loria Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes