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Invention quotes (28)

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.
Whitney M. Young Jr.   Category: Invention

Necessity who is the mother of invention.
Plato   Category: Invention

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Invention

We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Invention

Necessity mother of invention.
William Wycherley   Category: Invention

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper
Bertrand Arthur William Russel   Category: Invention


Jeffrey R. Holland   Category: Invention

Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi   Category: Invention

INVENTOR n. A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels levers and springs and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Invention

And yet the true creator is necessity which is the mother of invention.
Aristotle   Category: Invention

I just invent then wait until man comes around to needing what Ive invented.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Invention

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
Henry George   Category: Invention

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Eden Phillpotts   Category: Invention

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels levers and springs and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Invention

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
Carolyn Wells   Category: Invention

Necessity is the mother of invention is a silly proverb. Necessity is the mother of futile dodges is much nearer the truth.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Invention

We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we had ever invented human liberty.
Mark Twain   Category: Invention

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

Invention is the mother of necessity.
Thorstein Veblen   Category: Invention

Necessity the mother of invention.
George Farquhar   Category: Invention

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   Category: Invention

None of my inventions came by accidentthey came by work.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Invention

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use the less material you need.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Invention

I invent nothing I rediscover.
Auguste Rodin   Category: Invention

Invention strictly speaking is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory. Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no materials can produce no combinations.
Sir Joshua Reynolds   Category: Invention

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
Alexander Graham Bell   Category: Invention

Man is a shrewd inventor and is ever taking the hint of a new machine from his own structure adapting some secret of his own anatomy in iron wood and leather to some required function in the work of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Invention

Getting caught is the mother of invention.
Robert Byrne   Category: Invention