A Quote by Dalai Lama on seventh generation, dalai lama, inventions, and progress

We had a rule in Tibet that anyone proposing a new invention had to guarentee that it was beneficial, or at least harmless, for seven generations of humans before it could be adopted.

Dalai Lama

Source: Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be, Pages: 52

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A Quote by William Wycherley on inventions, motherhood, and necessity

Necessity, mother of invention.

William Wycherley (1640? - 1716)

Source: Love in a Wood, act iii. sc. 3 (1672).

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A Quote by William Graham Sumner on art, books, discovery, duty, force, glory, inventions, life, mankind, men, order, rest, service, talent, and welfare

In the New Testament it is taught that willing and voluntary service to others is the highest duty and glory in human life. . . . The men of talent are constantly forced to serve the rest. They make the discoveries and inventions, order the battles, write the books, and produce the works of art. The benefit and enjoyment go to the whole. There are those who joyfully order their own lives so that they may serve the welfare of mankind.

William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

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A Quote by Whitney M. Young, Jr. on ability and inventions

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.

Whitney M. Young (1921 - 1971)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on earth, inventions, and listening

Who on earth invented the silly convention that it is boring or impolite to talk shop? Nothing is more interesting to listen to, especially if the shop is not one's own.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Wendell Phillips on beauty, inventions, and literature

Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Lecture: The Lost Arts.

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A Quote by Walter Linn on inventions, motherhood, necessity, proverbs, and truth

Truth as old as the hills is bound up in the Latin proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

Walter Linn

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on consequences, criticism, government, and inventions

It has been said that England invented the phrase, 'Her Majesty's Opposition'; that it was the first government which made a criticism of administration as much a part of the polity as administration itself. This critical opposition is the consequence of cabinet government.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: The English Constitution

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A Quote by W. H. Hudson on animals, art, children, darkness, inventions, joy, life, mind, nature, and unhappiness

Bear in mind that the children of life are the children of joy; that the lower animals are only unhappy when made so by man; that man alone of all the creatures, has "found out many inventions", the chief of which appears to be the art of making himself miserable, and of seeing all Nature stained with that dark and hateful colour.

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on authors, inventions, and time

Surely it was time someone invented a new plot, or that the author came out from the bushes.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: Between the Acts, 1941

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