"Necessity is the mother of invention."
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"Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear."
"The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall."
"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
"I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill."
"If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice."
"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development."
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."
"The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure."
"We can invent only with memory."
"We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- gunpowder and romantic love."
"A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone."
"Fear is a great inventor."
"Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age."
"Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors."
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