A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on discovery, people, time, and worry

I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on america, death, discovery, future, generations, gold, greatness, happiness, humanity, inventions, investment, life, simplicity, time, value, and world

A tribute, published October 22, 1931, to Thomas Alva Edison upon his death: More than any other man, Mr. Edison lifted us out of the material surroundings of the Middle Ages. For most part, his inventions were spectacular in that they served to effect the emancipation of humanity and at the same time made possible mass production, greater factories, new and faster transportation methods, speedier distribution of commodities and a general increase in the happiness and higher standards of living for the peoples of the world. His inventions have provided employment directly for more than a million persons and many millions are employed because of their indirect benefits. It has been recorded that the investment value of all the undertakings rooted in his inventions equals the value of all the gold mined in the world since Columbus discovered America. Thomas A. Edison, whom we revered for his simplicity and his greatness, has passed on, but his name and his achievements remain to be magnified in the light of their untold benefits to future generations.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on books, death, determination, discovery, god, grace, learning, libraries, life, time, and wonder

It must have been a most blessed discovery, that of an old Latin Bible which he found in the Erfurt Library about this time. He had never seen the Book before. It taught him another lesson than that of fasts and vigils Luther learned now that a man was saved not by singing masses, but by the infinite grace of God: a more credible hypothesis. He gradually got himself founded, as on the rock. No wonder he should venerate the Bible, which had brought this blessed help to him. He prized it as the Word of the Highest must be prized by such a man. He determined to hold by that, as through life and to death he firmly did.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on discovery, effort, scientists, and work

A reporter called on Edison to interview him about a substitute for lead in the manufacture of storage batteries that the scientist was seeking. Edison informed the man that he had made 20,000 experiments but none had worked. "Aren't you discouraged by all this waste of effort?" the reporter asked. Edison: "Waste! There's nothing wasted. I have discovered 20,000 things that won't work.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Thales on discovery

I will be sufficiently rewarded if when telling it to others you will not claim the discovery as your own, but will say it was mine.


Source: H. Eves In Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on discovery and skepticism

Skepticism is not an end in itself; it is a tool for the discovery of truths.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sydney Brenner on discovery, ideas, order, progress, and science

Progress of science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, provably in that order.

Sydney Brenner (1927 -)

Source: Nature [May 5, 1980 and Jun. 7, 1980]

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on arrogance, discovery, ideas, and justice

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sir Roger Bannister on beauty, discovery, existence, nature, power, and unity

No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed.

Sir Roger Bannister (1929 -)

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on discovery, justice, men, military, and trust

After forming a cadet corps of boys for assisting as noncombatants during a military campaign in 1900: We then made the discovery that boys, when trusted and relied on, were just as capable and reliable as men.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: BE PREPARED, An Interview with Baden-Powell by the Listener Magazine in 1937.

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