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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 quote says that none can fool all the people ALL THE TIME, but the fact is that no one can do this AT ANY TIME as some persons are surely going to be privy to it AT EACH TIME.
– Anuj SomanyRate 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:

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