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Edwin Land Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edwin Land

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Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
- Edwin Land

Any problem can be solved using the materials in the room.
- Edwin Land

Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
- Edwin Land

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
- Edwin Land

 

Its not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.
- Edwin Land

Marketing is what you do when your product is no good.
- Edwin Land

The most important thing about power is to make sure
you don't have to use it.
- Edwin Land

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Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.
- Edwin Land

Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

If you dream of something worth doing and then simply
go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities,
or emotional conflicts, or of money,
or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly
you get through those 5,000 steps.
- Edwin Land

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance,
and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.
- Orison Swett Marden

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them.
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I undertake the same project as Montaigne,
but with an aim contrary to his own:
for he wrote his Essays only for others,
and I write my reveries only for myself.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory.
We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming
the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us.
- Viktor Yanukovych

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made.
It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
- John Dewey

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It did not seem likely that I was destined to undertake research on typhus.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were
possible to find an efficient teacher.
- Gertrude Stein

Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps
the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.
- Bennie Thompson

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake
to exchange small favors for big ones.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should
start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
- Bill Toomey

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have
the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake
but by what you finally accomplish.
- Donald Trump

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour,
if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
- Christopher Columbus

With audacity one can undertake anything,
but not do everything.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Priest organizations around the country,
both local and national, should realize that their
membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.
- Andrew Greeley

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

There is nothing namable but that some men will,
or undertake to, do it for pay.
- Herman Melville

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked
because they would take too long.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Simple solutions seldom are.
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

In 1972 I married again, to Elisabeth Case;
she continues to be wife,
companion, critic and editor: a partner in the projects
and programs that we undertake.
- Douglass North

I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
- Francois Rabelais

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake,
tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods,
tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

However much we may sympathize with a small nation
confronted by a big and powerful neighbours,
we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve
the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.
- Neville Chamberlain

To reform a world, to reform a nation,
no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know,
that the only solid, though a far slower reformation,
is what each begins and perfects on himself.
- Thomas Carlyle

Scientific corporations might well become almost independent
states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments
without consulting the outside world -
a world which would be less and less able to judge
what the experiments were about.
- John Desmond Bernal

I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear.
If they had denied it, if they had said no,
that certainly would have played into the hands of
those that would like to take armed action immediately.
I have no illusions in that regard.
- Hans Blix

If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country,
though my administration would be attended with the
loss of personal credit and reputation,
I would cheerfully undertake it.
- Christopher Gadsden

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were
not sunk in the everydayness of his own life.
To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something.
Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
- Walker Percy

I could only speak in the smallest, most intimate circles
about the real reasons which made me undertake the
changeover of the plants for certain lines of production
for I had to expect that many people would not understand me.
- Gustav Krupp

I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much
the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black:
it means that I must undertake to love myself and to
respect myself as though my very life depends upon
self-love and self-respect.
- June Jordan

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of
that office I will have regard to any guidance with
respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary
of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone

I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style.
My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful
and honest in that particular portrayal.
I don't have a particular methodology from any one
school of thought or training.
- Benjamin Bratt

Coughs seem very common here, especially among the children,
though people look strong and healthy,
but in the absence of proper statistics one cannot
undertake to say whether the district is a healthy one or not.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

As long as a house is like yours, and as long as you
work together with your brothers,
not a house in the world will be able to compete with you,
to cause you harm or to take advantage of you,
for together you can undertake and perform more than any house in the world.
- Nathan Meyer Rothschild

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung


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