A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on electricity

Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly bound.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 23.

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A Quote by John Spenkelink on electricity, execution, and punishment

Capital punishment: them without the capital get the punishment. Executed in electric chair.

John Spenkelink

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A Quote by John Keats on birth, electricity, heroism, nature, pity, and wonder

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (May 1819)

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A Quote by John Eldon Smith on electricity and execution

Well, the Lord is going to get another one. [Executed in electric chair. ]

John Eldon Smith

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A Quote by Jimmy Glass on electricity, execution, and fishing

I'd rather be fishing. [Executed in electric chair.]

Jimmy Glass

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by James French on electricity and execution

How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries. [Executed in electric chair in Oklahoma. ]

James French

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A Quote by George Bruce Cortelyou on achievement, automobiles, country, electricity, finance, government, inventions, life, people, privacy, wilderness, and world

This country has achieved its commercial and financial supremacy under a regime of private ownership. It conquered the wilderness, built our railroads, our factories, our public utilities, gave us the telegraph, the telephone, the electric light, the automobile, the airplane, the radio and a higher standard of living for all the people than obtains anywhere else in the world. No great invention ever came from a government-owned industry.

George Bruce Cortelyou (1862 - 1940)

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A Quote by George Appel on electricity and execution

Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel. [Executed in electric chair in New York.]

George Appel

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A Quote by Earl Wilson on discovery, electricity, inventions, and money

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.

Earl Wilson (1907 - 1987)

Source: Field Newspaper Syndicate

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A Quote by Dave Barry on achievement, adaptability, america, company, day, design, electricity, inventions, simplicity, and time

Edison's greatest achievement came in 1879, when he invented the electric company. Edison's design was a brilliant adaptation of the simple electrical circuit: the electric company sends electricity through a wire to a customer, then immediately gets the electricity back through another wire, then (this is the brilliant part) sends it right back to the customer again. This means that an electric company can sell a customer the same batch of electricity thousands of times a day and never get caught...the last year any new electricity was generated in the United States was 1937; the electric companies have been merely re-selling it ever since, which is why they have so much free time to apply for rate increases.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: “What is Electricity?”

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