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I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's. ...
by Dean Kamen

I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's.
- Dean Kamen

Related topics: Money

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them.
Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- Dean Kamen

There is just so much stuff in the world that,
to me, is devoid of any real substance,
value, and content that I just try to make sure that
I am working on things that matter.
- Dean Kamen

New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen,
or cheaper than that.
- Dean Kamen

 

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire,
language, movable type.
There are not 3 million innovations;
there are 3 million inventions.
- Dean Kamen

If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.
- Dean Kamen

If you're going to fail, you might as well fail at the big ones.
- Dean Kamen

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I think an education is not only important,
it is the most important thing you can do with your life.
- Dean Kamen

My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.
- Dean Kamen

Some broad themes brought me where I am today.
At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.
- Dean Kamen

I don't work on a project unless I believe that it
will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people.
- Dean Kamen

I'm a human entropy producer.
- Dean Kamen

Everybody has to be able to participate in a future
that they want to live for.
That's what technology can do.
- Dean Kamen

We can't live any more in a world which is based on stuff and not ideas.
If you want to live with the world of stuff,
we're all doomed.
- Dean Kamen

In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because
we're so caught up in playing with the technology,
we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important.
- Dean Kamen

Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed.
Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.
- Dean Kamen

My biggest worry is I'm running out of time and energy.
Thirty years ago I thought 10 years was a really long time.
- Dean Kamen

I don't want to think about how many people have thought
or still think that I'm crazy.
- Dean Kamen

Sometimes we crash and burn.
It's better to do it in private.
- Dean Kamen

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says,
if we make this part of the way we live and work,
it will change the way we live and work.
- Dean Kamen

I do not want to waste any time.
And if you are not working on important things,
you are wasting time.
- Dean Kamen

The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.
- Dean Kamen

I consider high-speed data transmission an invention
that became a major innovation.
It changed the way we all communicate.
- Dean Kamen

I started realizing that I wasn't so dumb;
rather,
most people simply didn't know the answers to the questions
that I was interested in-or they didn't care.
- Dean Kamen

A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies
or ideas that you can put together that nobody put
together that way before.
That's how the patent office defines it.
That's an invention.
- Dean Kamen

People take the longest possible paths,
digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes.
Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy,
nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple,
straight line.
- Dean Kamen

As we move towards 8 or 10 billion people on the planet,
there's a little less gold per capita.
Each one of us will continue to be fighting over an
ever smaller percentage of total resources.
This is not a happy thought.
- Dean Kamen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Lovers embrace that which is between them
rather than each other.
- Khalil Gibran

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Strive not to be a success,
but rather to be of value.
- Albert Einstein

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

Consider calling it a challenge
rather than calling it a crisis.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
- Pythagoras

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I'd rather see the world from another angle
- Jewel

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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