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Quotes of the Day for 31 July 2001 – Invention

Samuel Hopkins received the first US patent on this day in 1790, signed by George Washington himself. His invention was a process for making potash, used in making both glass and soap. Here are some quotes on the subject of Invention.

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The quotes:

We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we invented, which was human liberty.
     - Mark Twain

The great Inventor is one who has walked forth upon the industrial world, not from universities, but from hovels; not as clad in silks and decked with honours, but as clad in fustian and grimed with soot and oil.
     - Isaac Taylor

Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!
     - John Anthony Ciardi

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.
     - Nikola Tesla

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