Famous quotes by Inventors


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"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
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"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress"
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"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there"
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"It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again"
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"The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try"
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"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution"
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"The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work"
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"Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me"
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"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones"
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"Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax"
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"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility"
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"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need"
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"In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow"
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"My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid"
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"Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it"
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"One fails forward toward success"
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"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm"
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"There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier"
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"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense"
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm"
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"The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer"
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"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future"
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"If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it"
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"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong"
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"I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there"
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"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation"
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"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress"
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"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail"
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"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously"
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"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots"
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