It is absurd to say our Country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the People.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
People who will not turn a shovel full of dirt on the project nor contribute a pound of material, will collect more money from the United States than will the People who supply all the material and do all the work.
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions. Most nerve strain of our modern life, I fancy, comes to us through our ears.
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Thomas Edison's Much Loved Section of Poetry Was The Stanza Nine From Thomas Gray's Elegy To A Country Churchyard, Which He Unendingly Recited Within Audible Range of His Acquaintances