Inventiveness Quotes

 A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow. 
Author: Charles Brower
 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. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
 I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
 Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government. 
Author: Madame Chiang
Nationality: American
b. 05 May 1898  - d. 23 October 2003
 The human body is the magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
 We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
 We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
 We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity-gunpowder and romantic love. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
 People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty came the most incredible inventions - board games, recipes. . . we never stopped inventing. 
Author: Lynn Johnston
Nationality: Canadian
b. 28 May 1947
 The hope of free man in a frightened world is the values which man puts ahead of inventions when his back is to the wall. These values are beauty, truth, goodness and having a faith, all of which are bombproof. 
Author: Ralph Washington Sockman
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1889  - d. 29 August 1970
 When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
 One of the weaknesses of much abstract painting is the attempt to substitute the inventions of the intellect for a pristine imaginative conception. 
Author: Edward Hopper
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1882  - d. 15 May 1967
 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. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
 Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
 If we look at the fact, we shall find that the great inventions of the age are not, with us at least, always produced in universities.In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
 Of all the inventions of man I doubt whether any was more easily accomplished than that of a Heaven. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
 All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
 The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men (cries out for universal brotherhood) for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
 It's tempting to wonder how many of the inventions of the past century we might have been better off without. Take the aeroplane for instance. It has transformed warfare from an event in which trained soldiers kill each other on distant battlefields to occasions when death is rained down indiscriminately on innocent civilians, while the professional fighters fly at a great height in comparative safety. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
 All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking. 
Author: Charles H. Parkhurst
Nationality: American
b. 17 April 1842  - d. 08 September 1933

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