Patent Law & Intellectual Property

Love truth, and pardon error.
~Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
~Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
~unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949
The chief business of the American people is business.
~Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933), Speech in Washington, Jan. 17, 1925
The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war.
~William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Fortune favors the brave.
~Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC), Aeneid
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
~Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
~Brenda Ueland
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
~William Shakespeare
America's greatest strength and its greatest weakness is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
~Anthony Walton
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
~Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Critic as Artist, 1891
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown.
~Homer, The Iliad
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
~Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
~George F. Will (1941 - ), Statecraft as Soulcraft
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
~Alan Kay
It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
~Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
~Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
~Farmers' Almanac, 1978
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
~Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.
~Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
~Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
~Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Phrixus
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
~Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
~Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), "Technology and the Future"
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
~Joseph Chilton Pearce
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
~Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.
~Michele Shea
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
~Stephen Nachmanovitch
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
~Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Politics
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
~Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
You always pass failure on the way to success.
~Mickey Rooney (1920 -2014)
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
~Rosalynn Carter (1927 - )
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
~Plato
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
~Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.
~Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
~Ellen Parr
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
~Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
~General Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
~Arnold Bennett
A small rock holds back a great wave.
~Homer, The Odyssey
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
~Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Iphigenia in Tauris, circa 412 B.C.
Knowledge is power.
~Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
Truth is truth.
~William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Measure for Measure", Act 5 scene 1
The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
~Plato, Dialogues, Apology
He who knows others is wise; he who know himself is enlightened.
~Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
~Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
~John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
~Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
~Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
~Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
~Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
~Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
~George Santayana (1863 - 1952)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
This England never did, nor never shall, lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.
~William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "King John", Act 5 scene 7
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
~John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
~ Plato, The Republic
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
~Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD), Epistles
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'
~Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
~Arnold Palmer (1929 -2016)
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
~William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
~Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), Speech at Harvard University, September 6, 1943
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
~Donald H. Rumsfeld (1932 - ), Secretary of Defense
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
~Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)