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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Inventor
Nation: American
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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.

Tags: Inventor, Science, Thinks

Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.

Tags: Good, Problems, Progress

There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.

Tags: Exist, Mind, Open

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.

Tags: Able, Funny, Thinking

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.

Tags: Him, Job, Work

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

Tags: Once, Simply, Times

I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.

Tags: Future, Life, Rest

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.

Tags: Brains, Less, Material

The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.

Tags: Between, Problem, Understand

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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An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.

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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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The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try.

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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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We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

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A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.

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My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Tags: Future, Life, Rest

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

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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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The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Tags: Thinking, Time, Tomorrow

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

Tags: Anywhere, Ignorance, Intelligence

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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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.

Tags: Done, Stupid, Time

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Tags: Fail, Failure, Greatest

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.

Tags: Ocean, Off, Storm

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Tags: Anyone, Heard, Keep

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

Tags: Future, Lives, Rest

We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Tags: Failure, Greatest, Learn

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.

Tags: Done, Wrong

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.

Tags: Again, Matter, Try

One fails forward toward success.

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You can be sincere and still be stupid.

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Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

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If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.

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The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.

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There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.

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You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.

Tags: Chance, Getting, Somewhere

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.

Tags: Off, Place, Time

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Tags: Future, Hope, Limit

We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.

Tags: Dark, Since, War

Why don't you talk, and go straight, and let all be well?

Tags: Straight, Talk, Why

I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for to believe the white man any more.

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All we ask is that we have peace with the whites. We want to hold you by the hand. You are our father.

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Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.

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But we want peace, I would move all my people down this way. I could then keep them all quietly near camp.

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We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.

Tags: Good, Home, Peace

We were once friends with the whites but you nudged us out of the way by your intrigues, and now when we are in council you keep nudging each other.

Tags: Friends, Keep, Once

I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies.

Tags: Give, May, Peace