A Quote by unknown on blessings, complaints, effort, electricity, gratitude, home, mind, newspapers, reading, and water

A newspaper subscriber commented: Since reading that report, I've made a conscious effort to recall my blessings nearly every hour. Instead of dreading the drudgery of cleaning house, I express gratitude for my home. I've found so many things to be grateful for, little things like running water and electricity. A few weeks ago, I complained because my knees ached; now I say how grateful I am that I can walk. I think it's important to express our gratitude out loud. The positive focus on gratitude has pushed out of my mind the negative thoughts that were dragging me down.


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A Quote by Terence Kealey on america, computers, country, decisions, economics, electricity, future, generations, government, growth, losing, money, myth, power, projects, research, science, service, success, war, wealth, and world

There is a central myth about British science and economic growth, and it goes like this: science breeds wealth, Britain is in economic decline, therefore Britain has not done enough science. Actually, it is easy to show that a key cause of Britain's economic decline has been that the government has funded too much science. . . . Post-war British science policy illustrates the folly of wasting money on research. The government decided, as it surveyed the ruins of war-torn Europe in 1945, that the future lay in computers, nuclear power and jet aircraft, so successive administrations poured money into these projects-to vast technical success. The world's first commercial mainframe computer was British, sold by Ferrranti in 1951; the world's first commercial jet aircraft was British, the Comet, in service in 1952; the first nuclear power station was British, Calder Hall, commissioned in 1956; and the world's first and only supersonic commercial jet aircraft was Anglo-French, Concorde, in service in 1976. Yet these technical advances crippled us economically, because they were so uncommercial. The nuclear generation of electricity, for example, had lost 2.1 billion pounds by 1975 (2.1 billion pounds was a lot then); Concord had lost us, alone, 2.3 billion pounds by 1976; the Comet crashed and America now dominates computers. Had these vast sums of money not been wasted on research, we would now be a significantly richer country.

Terence Kealey

Source: Terence Kealey Wasting Billions, the Scientific Way, The Sunday Times, Oct. 13, 1996.

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A Quote by Steven Wright on cooking, electricity, and life

Winny and I lived in a house that ran on static electricity. . . . If you wanted to run the blender, you had to rub balloons on your head. If you wanted to cook, you had to pull off a sweater real quick.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on electricity

I've never seen electricity, that's why I don't pay for it.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Steven Judy on electricity and execution

I don't hold any grudges. This is my doing. Sorry it happened. [Executed in electric chair.]

Steven Judy

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on certainty, company, electricity, men, power, time, and wisdom

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Newt Gingrich on electricity and inventions

If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened."

Newt Gingrich (1943 -)

Source: 1995

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on electricity and energy

Man's brain may be compared to an electric battery...a group of electric batteries will provide more energy than a single battery.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by N. Hawthorne on electricity, facts, instinct, intelligence, time, and world

Is it a fact - or have I dreamt it - that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time? Rather, the round globe is a vast head, a brain, instinct with intelligence!

N. Hawthorne

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A Quote by Martin Buber on electricity, god, and people

When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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