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- The whole fun of living is trying to make something better.
- As quoted in Dynamic Work Simplification (1971) by W. Clements Zinck, p. 12
- A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.
- As quoted in Dynamic Work Simplification (1971) by W. Clements Zinck, p. 122
- The key to economic prosperity is the organized creation of dissatisfaction.
- As quoted in The End of Work (1995) by Jeremy Rifkin, p. 19
- You are always too late with a development if you are so slow that people demand it before you yourself recognize it. The research department should have foreseen what was necessary and had it ready to a point where people never knew they wanted it until it was made available to them.
- As quoted in Scientific American (August 1934) p. 243
- Why is the human skull as dense as it is? Nowadays we can send a message around the world in one-seventh of a second, but it takes years to drive an idea through a quarter-inch of human skull.
- As quoted in Boss Ket (1961) by Rosamond McPherson Young p. 194
- We think we are smart because we have been flying for about sixty years. Birds and bees and butterflies have been flying for hundreds of thousands of years.
- as quoted in Boss Ket (1961) by Rosamond McPherson Young p. 194