electricity

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 electricity, force, jobs, justice, maxims, people, and seriousness

Although we modern persons tend to take our electric lights, radios, mixers, etc., for granted, hundreds of years ago people did not have any of these things, which is just as well because there was no place to plug them in. Then along came the first Electrical Pioneer, Benjamin Franklin, who flew a kite in a lighting storm and received a serious electrical shock. This proved that lighting was powered by the same force as carpets, but it also damaged Franklin's brain so severely that he started speaking only in incomprehensible maxims, such as "A penny saved is a penny earned." Eventually he had to be given a job running the post office.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: “What is Electricity?”

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