Notable Quotes for April


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that will not work.”

— Thomas A. Edison

Athough Edison held over 1,000 patents in his name, many of his inventions were not completely original, but rather improvements of earlier patents, and this includes the incandescent light. What was his contribution, that made it feasible for general use? Through pateint trial and error, he developed a long-lasting filament.

“There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election.
It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it’s not a tie, for we couldn’t go through with this thing again.”

— Will Rogers –Excerpt from Weekly Articles, 1924

If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.

— Mark Twain

“At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.”

— Marshall Lumsden


“Long hair minimizes the need for barbers;
socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; and suspenders are superfluous.

— Albert Einstein, on his unique, casual style



Never spend your money before you have it.

— Thomas Jefferson