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cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented.
But they can be taken out of the gun.
-- Martin Amis
people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter
for execution than for counsel; and more fit for
new projects than for settled business.
-- Francis Bacon
is not mainly about providing detailed blueprints
for social reconstruction. Its concern with ends
is about making us think about possible worlds.
It is about inventing and imagining worlds for our
contemplation and delight. It opens up our minds
to the possibilities of the human condition."
-- Malcolm Bull
did not invent human rights. In a very real sense,
it is the other way around. Human rights invented
-- Jimmy Carter
poet doesn't invent. He listens.
-- Jean Cocteau
is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks,
breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
-- Mary Lou Cook
War is an invention of the human mind. The human
mind can invent peace.
-- Norman Cousins
order to rally people, governments need enemies.
They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will
rally behind them. And if they do not have a real
enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
nuclear bomb is the most useless weapon ever invented.
It can be employed to no rational purpose. It is
an effective defense against itself.
-- George F. Kennan
believe in human dignity as the source of national
purpose, human liberty as the source of national
action, the human heart as the source of national
compassion, and in the human mind as the source
of our invention and our ideas” -- John
believe that if men have the talent to invent
new machines that put men out of work, they have
the talent to put those men back to work.
-- John F.
attack on youth is a national pathology, unwarranted
by fact, smokescreen for the failure of adulthood
and its leadership to confront larger predicaments.
No rescue by the monied, governing, institutional,
or otherwise privileged is in sight. It's up to
the energy and inventiveness of the younger generation
to pull the gated minds of millennium America toward
acceptance of diversity, community, and fairness,
and I hope they have as much fun as I did in my
adolescences achieving what we Sixties kids only
-- Mike Males
principle goal of education is to create men who
are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating
what other generations have done - men who are creative,
inventive and discoverers"
-- Jean Piaget (Swiss Psychologist and pioneer in
the study of child intelligence, 1896-1980)
is now almost 40 years since the invention of
nuclear weapons. We have not yet experienced a
global thermonuclear war -- although on more than
one occasion we have come tremulously close. I
do not think our luck can hold forever. Men and
machines are fallible, as recent events remind
us. Fools and madmen do exist, and sometimes rise
to power. Concentrating always on the near future,
we have ignored the long-term consequences of
our actions. We have placed our civilization and
our species in jeopardy. Fortunately, it is not
yet too late. We can safeguard the planetary civilization
and the human family if we so choose. There is
no more important or more urgent issue. --
is the mother of invention, it is true, but its
father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife"
-- Jonathan Schattke
function of entrepreneurs is to reform or revolutionize
the pattern of production... by exploiting an invention
or, more generally, an untried technological possibility
for producing a new commodity or producing an old
one in a new way, by opening up a new source of
supply of materials or a new outlet for products,
by reorganizing an industry and so on."
-- Joseph Schumpeter
bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be
the most destructive invention of the 20th century."
- Philip Shabecoff
more interested in what I discover
than what I invent.
-- Paul Simon
is economics? A science invented by the upper class
in order to acquire the fruits of the labor of the
-- August Strindberg