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#3237 Henry Ford

I don’t know whetherdid or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today. .

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#3238 Henry Ford

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. .

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#3239 Henry Ford

Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. .

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#3240 Henry Ford

I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces. .

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#3241 Henry Ford

I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock. Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men’s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us. .

Henry Ford Quotes about life
#3242 Henry Ford

The average man won't really do a day's work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it. .

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#3243 Henry Ford

What we need is some . .

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#3244 Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. .

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#3245 Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. .

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#3246 Henry Ford

When I see an Alfa Romeo go by, I tip my hat. .

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#3247 Henry Ford

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together. .

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#3248 Henry Ford

As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow. .

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#3249 Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. .

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#9955 Charles Babbage

If we look at the fact, we shall find that the great inventions of the age are not, with us at least, always produced in universities. .

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#9956 Charles Babbage

The whole of arithmetic now appeared within the grasp of mechanism. .

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#9957 Charles Babbage

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue. A young man passes from our public schools to the universities, ignorant of almost every branch of useful knowledge; and at these latter establishments … classical and mathematical pursuits are nearly the sole objects proposed to the student's ambition. .

Charles Babbage Quotes about education
#9959 Charles Babbage

… brought with him the calculations of the computers, and we commenced the tedious process of verification. After a time many discrepancies occurred, and at one point these discordances were so numerous that I exclaimed, "I wish tothese calculations had been executed by steam," to which Herschel replied, "It is quite possible." .

Charles Babbage Quotes about time
#9960 Charles Babbage

On two occasions I have been asked, — "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" In one case a member of the Upper, and in the other a member of the Lower, House put this question. I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. .

Charles Babbage Quotes about age
#9962 Charles Babbage

As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of the science. Whenever any result is sought by its aid, the question will then arise — by what course of calculation can these results be arrived at by the machine in the shortest time? .

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#9963 Charles Babbage

It is difficult to estimate the misery inflicted upon thousands of persons, and the absolute pecuniary penalty imposed upon multitudes of intellectual workers by the loss of their time, destroyed by organ-grinders and other similar nuisances. .

Charles Babbage Quotes about time
#9964 Charles Babbage

(In response to ’s poem Vision of Sin, which included the line Every moment dies a man, // every moment one is born.) If this were true, the population of the world would be at a stand-still. In truth, the rate of birth is slightly in excess of death. I would suggest that the next edition of your poem should read: “Every moment dies a man, every moment 1 1/16 is born.” Strictly speaking, the actual figure is so long I cannot get it into a line, but I believe the figure 1 1/16 will be sufficiently accurate for poetry. .

Charles Babbage Quotes about truth
#31628 Nikola Tesla

A point of great importance would be first to know: what is the capacity of the earth? And what charge does it contain if electrified? .

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#31629 Nikola Tesla

A point of great importance would be first to know: what is the capacity of the earth? And what charge does it contain if electrified? Though we have no positive evidence of a charged body existing in space without other oppositely electrified bodies being near, there is a fair probability that the earth is such a body, for by whatever process it was separated from other bodies — and this is the accepted view of its origin — it must have retained a charge, as occurs in all processes of mechanical separation. .

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#31630 Nikola Tesla

Alternate currents, especially of high frequencies, pass with astonishing freedom through even slightly rarefied gases... .

Nikola Tesla Quotes about freedom
#31631 Nikola Tesla

Alternate currents, especially of high frequencies, pass with astonishing freedom through even slightly rarefied gases. The upper strata of the air are rarefied. To reach a number of miles out into space requires the overcoming of difficulties of a merely mechanical nature. .

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#31632 Nikola Tesla

Throughout space there is energy. ... it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature. .

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#31633 Nikola Tesla

Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. This idea is not novel. Men have been led to it long ago by instinct or reason; it has been expressed in many ways, and in many places, in the history of old and new. We find it in the delightful myth of , who derives power from the earth; we find it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians and in many hints and statements of thinkers of the present time. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic! If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is, for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature. .

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#31634 Nikola Tesla

There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exciting thought would be that it is a deed of a Serb. .

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#31636 Nikola Tesla

This planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball. .

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#31638 Nikola Tesla

All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life. .

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#31640 Nikola Tesla

Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. .

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#31641 Nikola Tesla

Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life. .

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#31643 Nikola Tesla

To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I, for one, refuse to subscribe to such a view. .

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#31644 Nikola Tesla

I have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive device. .

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#31645 Nikola Tesla

If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. ... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor. .

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#31646 Nikola Tesla

I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties. It might as well be said that God has properties. He has not, but only attributes and these are of our own making. Of properties we can only speak when dealing with matter filling the space. To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I, for one, refuse to subscribe to such a view. .

Nikola Tesla Quotes about reason
#31647 Nikola Tesla

The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes. .

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#31648 Nikola Tesla

Today'shave substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. .

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#31649 Nikola Tesla

The scientists fromtowere clear thinkers and did not produce erroneous theories. The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. .

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#31650 Nikola Tesla

Einsteins relativity work is a magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king... its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists rather than . .

Nikola Tesla Quotes about people
#31651 Nikola Tesla

Man's new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. The only method compatible with our notions of civilization and the race is to prevent the breeding of the unfit by sterilization and the deliberate guidance of the mating instinct. The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny. A century from now it will no more occur to a normal person to mate with a person eugenically unfit than to marry a habitual criminal. .

Nikola Tesla Quotes about marriage
#31652 Nikola Tesla

Miss! Never trust a Jew! .

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#31653 Nikola Tesla

is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents. .

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#31654 Nikola Tesla

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success ... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. .

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#31655 Nikola Tesla

Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. .

Nikola Tesla Quotes about men
#31656 Nikola Tesla

We are all one. .

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#31657 Nikola Tesla

The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. .

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#31658 Nikola Tesla

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#31661 Nikola Tesla

Universal Peace, assuming it to be in the fullest sense realizable, might not require eons for its accomplishment, however probable this may appear... .

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#31662 Nikola Tesla

in Electrical World and Engineer (7 January 1905) .

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