Thomas Edison Quotes
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We tried some experiments in mind reading which were not very successful. Think mind reading contrary to common sense, wise provision of the Bon Dieu that we cannot read each others minds, twould stop civilization and everybody would take to the woods. In fifty or hundred thousand centuries when mankind have become perfect by evolution then perhaps this sense could be developed with safety to the state.
I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it.
Variant: I find out what the world needs; then I go ahead and try to invent it,
After being asked by M. A. Rosanoff what laboratory rules Edison want him to observe:Hell, there are no rules here — we're trying to accomplish something.
The memory of Tom Paine will outlive all this. No man who helped to lay the foundations of our liberty — who stepped forth as the champion of so difficult a cause — can be permanently obscured by such attacks. Tom Paine should be read by his countrymen. I commend his fame to their hands.