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An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
– Charles Franklin KetteringRate it:
An inventor is a person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
– Ambrose BierceRate it:
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
– Charles F. KetteringRate it:
An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
– Charles F. KetteringRate it:
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
An investment in knowledge still yields the best returns.
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
– Thomas FullerRate it:
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
– UnknownRate it:
An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis?
Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?

– Count Oxenstierna, letter to his son, 1648Rate it:
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
– Pliny the YoungerRate it:
An obvious proof of true love/leadership is self-sacrifice i.e. giving up your/one's own interest or comfort just to help others or to advance a cause.
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.
– Ogden NashRate it:
An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.
– PlutarchRate it:
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
– Edgar Z. FriedenbergRate it:
An old man marrying a young girl is like buying a car for somebody else to drive.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
– Robert BressonRate it:
An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.
– Will RogersRate it:
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
– John GayRate it:
An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.
– Henry ClayRate it:
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
– George Jean NathanRate it:
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
– Don MarquisRate it:
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind.
– Albert SchweitzerRate it:
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color- blind.
– Albert SchweitzerRate it:

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