Invention Quotes

Most popular invention quotes

Invention breeds invention.
Want is the mistress of invention.
Invention is the mother of necessity.


Necessity is the mother of invention.


A bad memory is the mother of invention.
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

conscience guilt

Everything that can be invented has been invented.


Want, the Mistress of Invention, still tempts me on.
The inventor tries to meet the demand of a crazy civilization.
I've always believed that our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
The true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention.


Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
The greatest inventors are unknown to us. Someone invented the wheel—but who?
Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.
There is no monster more destructive than the inventive mind that has outstripped philosophy.

mind technology

The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention.
I don't know if fury can compete with necessity as the mother of invention, but I recommend it.

anger necessity

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.


Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.

age glory judgment self-interest youth

The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted.