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The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
View quotes by Mikhail Gorbachev

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
View quotes by Agatha Christie

Getting caught is the mother of invention
View quotes by Robert Byrne

Invention is the mother of necessity.
View quotes by Thorstein Veblen

Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
View quotes by Billy Connelly

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
View quotes by Sydney Smith

The cocktail party is easily the worst invention since castor oil
View quotes by Elsa Maxwell

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
View quotes by Douglas Engelbart

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.
View quotes by Tom Clancy

O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention-Henry V
View quotes by William Shakespeare

No, no. It's [a visited planets' atmosphere] quite healthy. Similar to Earth, before the invention of the motorcar!
View quotes by Doctor Who

As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
View quotes by Michel Foucault

With an absurd oversimplification, the "invention" of calculus [method in mathematics] is sometimes ascribed to two men, Newton and Leibniz.
View quotes by Richard Courant

Arnold Palmer is the biggest crowd pleaser since the invention of the portable sanitary facility.
View quotes by Bob Hope

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
View quotes by Alfred Hitchcock

It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
View quotes by Lyndon Johnson

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.
View quotes by John Dewey

The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
View quotes by Sir Walter Scott

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
View quotes by Pierre Bayle

The Internet makes it possible for people like me to live the way I do now. Without it, I'd have to be in New York or some other city. I think the Internet is the greatest invention in history after the antibiotic.
View quotes by Jane Haddam



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