Robert Henry Thurston Quote

Great inventions are never, and great discoveries are seldom, the work of any one mind. Every great invention is really an aggregation of minor inventions, or the final step of a progression. It is not usually a creation, but a growth, as truly so as is the growth of the trees in the forest.


Robert Henry Thurston, "The Growth of the Steam Engine," in: Popular Science, Nov 1877, p. 11

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Great inventions are never, and great discoveries are seldom, the work of any one mind. Every great invention is really an aggregation of minor...

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Great inventions are never, and great discoveries are seldom, the work of any one mind. Every great invention is really an aggregation of minor...

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Great inventions are never, and great discoveries are seldom, the work of any one mind. Every great invention is really an aggregation of minor...

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Great inventions are never, and great discoveries are seldom, the work of any one mind. Every great invention is really an aggregation of minor...