Monday, April 12, 2010

Life Insights From Great Inventors

* "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison.

* "The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."
- Nikola Tesla

* "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

* "A problem well stated is a problem half-solved." - Charles Kettering

* "The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." - Thomas Edison

* "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." - R. Buckminster Fuller

* "A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving." - Ray Kurzweil

* "It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again." - Charles Kettering

* "What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are." - George Eastman

* "God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper." - R. Buckminster Fuller

* "Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." - Thomas Edison

* "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell

* "We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work." - Charles Kettering
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3 comments:

Michael said...

I love all of these quotes. But the best, in my view, are the ones from Charles Kettering.

Michael
www.safe-options-trading-income.com

Charles said...

* "A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving." - Ray Kurzweil

Oh the grief I could have spared myself of...

"Pattern recognition"...hmmm, where have we heard of that before...?

Adam said...

Quant's axiom:

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein

So, you have a passion for trading?

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Emile Zola

Why the market goes your way:

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson

Why Jefferson was right:

"Every problem I solve becomes a rule used to solve other problems."
- Rene Descartes from "Discours de la Methode" (My inferior translation).

Jedi Trader:

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda

But remember: The Wookie isn't wearing any pants (think about it).