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    The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.

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    The Book of the science of Mechanics must precede the Book of useful inventions.

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    The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.

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    The easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life's purpose: Ask God.

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    The greatest inventions are those inquiries which tend to increase the power of man over matter.

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    The invention of printing radically changed ways of thinking ¾ not just how things are communicated, but what can be thought

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    The issue for patents for new discovers has given a spring to invention beyond my conception.

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    The credulity of dupes is as inexhaustible as the invention of knaves.

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    The 'I' character in journalism is almost pure invention.

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    The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution.

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    The invention of Instagram and Twitter has made, like, a big difference. Because you can just talk to anybody. And find anybody, it feels like.

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    The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck.

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    The most amazing and effective inventions are not those which do most honour to the human genius.

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    The limited liability corporation is the greatest single invention of modern times.

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    The most revolutionary invention of the Nineteenth Century was the artificial sterilization of marriage.

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    The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.

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    The mother of invention in music is necessity, not Frank Zappa!

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    The nice thing about animation is that you can realise your inventions without understanding all the hard theory.

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    The phrase, 'Emancipation of Women' is only an invention of the Jewish intellect and its content is stamped with the same spirit. In the really good periods of German life the German woman never needed to emancipate herself.

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    The poet doesn't invent. He listens.

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    The popcorn button on the microwave is a miraculous invention. More miraculous than even the microwave itself.

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    The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere.

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    The public values the invention more than the inventor does. The inventor knows there is much more and better where this came from.

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    The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.

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    The sign for which I forge an image has no value if it doesn't harmonize with other signs, which I must determine in the course of my invention and which are completely peculiar to it.

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    There aren't really rules for painting, but there’s certain facts and fictions about painting. Part of what I do is document another surface and sort of translate it. They’re like translations, and then part of it is fiction, which is invention.

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    There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.

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    There can be no doubt but that he who has the most materials has the greatest means of invention.

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    There's such a thing as theater discipline. One player doesn't appropriate another's inventions

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    The sentence is the greatest human invention of civilization.

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    The silent majority, that's actually an invention of Richard Nixon's.

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    The steam-engine I call fire-demon and great; but it is nothing to the invention of fire.

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    The thriller is not a recent invention. It probably goes back to the dawn of storytelling.

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    The stomach is the teacher of the arts and the dispenser of invention.

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    The Ten Commandments have lost their validity...Conscience is a Jewish invention. It is a blemish like circumcision.

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    The written word may be man's greatest invention. It allows us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn.

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    The truth is funny. Honest discovery, observation, and reaction is better than contrived invention.

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    The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.

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    THE WORD OF GOD IS THE CREATION WE BEHOLD: And it is in this word, which no human invention can counterfeit or alter, that God speaketh universally to man.

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    We can invent only with memory.

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    Those who understand the steam engine and the electric telegraph spend their lives in trying to replace them with something better.

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    To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.

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    Warfare ... is just an invention, older and more widespread than the jury system, but none the less an invention.

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    Time is a very useful concept in terms of survival. It's extraordinary that we can delineate a day into segments so that we can actually look at those segments, examine them, and see what worked and what didn't' work. We get very attached to time because it's a power, this invention of time is very powerful, and we like power.

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    Was there a little time between the invention of language and the coming of true and false?

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    We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to the community by the institution of premiums, held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics.

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    A man has a very insecure tenure of a property which another can carry away with his eyes. A few months reduced me to the cruel necessity either of destroying my machine, or of giving it to the public. To destroy it, I could not think of; to give up that for which I had laboured so long, was cruel. I had no patent, nor the means of purchasing one. In preference to destroying, I gave it to the public. [On his inability to keep for himself a profitable income from his invention of the Spinning Mule.]

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    When you have no money, you need invention.

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    Women's virtue is man's greatest invention.

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    A butterfly in a caterpillar prison Illustrates a solitary ideal, that ideas are the insects of achievement set aloft by chromatic, galactic wings.