Alfred Nobel

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If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.

Alfred Nobel (21 October 183310 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes.

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  • If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
    • As quoted in The 12 best Questions To Ask Customers (2001), by Jim Meisenheimer, p. 26
  • My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
    • As quoted in The Military Quotation Book (2002) by James Charlton, p. 114

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