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  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    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.
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    French writer 1821-1880
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    All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
  • Barbara Mikulski
    Barbara Mikulski
    American politician 1936-
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    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.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
    English journalist, author and broadcaster 1928-2004
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    His absent-minded scientist, Dr. Strabismus (whom God Preserve) of Utrecht, had to his credit a list of inventions that included 'a leather grape', 'a revolving wheelbarrow', 'a hollow glass walking stick for keeping very small flannel shirts in...
  • Human subtelty 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.
  • Nikola Tesla
    Nikola Tesla
    Serbian-American inventor, engineer, physicist, and futurist 1856-1943
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    I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    In America the geography is sublime, but the men are not; the inventions are excellent, but the inventors one is sometimes ashamed of.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
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    Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Of all the inventions of man I doubt whether any was more easily accomplished than that of a Heaven.
  • Clark Kenneth
    Clark Kenneth
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    Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.
    Source: The Scientific Outlook
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate men.
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