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August 30, 2008

Quotation Day at Automating Invention

A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
-- Charles H. Duell

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.
-- Jonathan Swift

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

-- Thomas A. Edison

Posted by Robert at August 30, 2008 12:04 AM
category: Miscellaneous


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