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Henry Bessemer Quotes and Sayings

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I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard
enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
- Henry Bessemer

On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London,
where a new world seemed opened to me.
- Henry Bessemer

We fixed on No.
4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices,
and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated.
- Henry Bessemer

I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably
for my business capacity in those early days,
for I certainly ought to have made much more than I
did by this really important invention.
- Henry Bessemer

 

I had now arrived at my seventeenth year,
and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet.
I was well endowed with youthful energy,
and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
- Henry Bessemer

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast
giving way to a more steady commercial instinct,
and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position,
but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage
of not having acquired some technical profession.
- Henry Bessemer

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing
with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived
from long-established practice to control and bias my mind,
and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is,
is right.
- Henry Bessemer

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In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective,
and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons
of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to
just go in and have a peep,
I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in
overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process,
but there was still much to invent, and much that at
that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
- Henry Bessemer

The bronze powder business, however,
no longer required my personal attention,
and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret,
which was long and honourably kept.
- Henry Bessemer

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker PHOTO

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

We're approaching things quite differently this time,
but it will still sound like Marilyn Manson.
- Daisy Berkowitz

My skin is more beautiful than yours.
I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
- Gene Simmons

My advice to you concerning applause is this:
enjoy it but never quite believe it.
- Samuel Lover

So I played alto for quite a while until I saved up
the money for the baritone.
- Gerry Mulligan

I don't think you can run around and crash and bang
quite the way that I might have done in the past.
- Eric Lindros

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

Racing is in my blood, I can't quite get out of it yet.
- Dick Trickle

For some reason, I grew up generally believing that
Japan and Korea were quite friendly.
I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists
on both sides are unreasonable.
- Joichi Ito

PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good
work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates
values that in themselves are probably quite worthy.
- Diane Wakoski

I have two books that were published quite some time ago.
I start to read about three sentences.
I have to close it.
I am so self-conscious.
Who did I think I was?
- Patty Duke

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and
do have quite distinct personalities.
- Chuck Jones

Every once in a while, something happens to you that
makes you realise that the human race is not quite
as bad as it so often seems to be.
- Ian Hacking

I have been trying to lose weight for the last two-three
months and it has gone really well.
In the last 6-12 months I have been in the best form in quite a while.
- Shane Warne

C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs,
Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11,
but the portability of the whole system was new.
- Dennis Ritchie

I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.
- Tommy Cooper

Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions,
many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly?
- Lewis H. Lapham

The match has become quite unpredictable,
but it still looks as though Arsenal will win the cup.
- John Motson

Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.
- Lucian Freud

There's quite a lot of bad stuff written about me.
My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me.
But she is wonderful.
- Michael Caine

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
- Katharine Graham

I'm not a slave to objectivity.
I'm never quite sure what it means.
And it means different things to different people.
- Peter Jennings

Limitation of armaments in itself is economically and
financially important quite apart from security.
- Ludwig Quidde

You have to get to know your voice and its strengths and play on those.
It took me quite a long time.
- Glenn Tipton

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is
a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
- Helen Rowland

We have spent quite a bit of time considering a good space game,
and I can't really say anything at this point,
but we are definitely still interested in that area.
- Will Wright

A drunkard is one thing, and a temperate man is quite another.
- Arthur Keith

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity.
Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage,
destructive nihilism.
- Alain Badiou

I love being onstage and I love to perform.
To be honest with you, I'm more comfortable performing
than I am in an everyday situation,
which I can't quite explain.
- Melanie Chisholm

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art,
but I think it's quite relevant.
Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg

I quite enjoy science fiction.
- Lexa Doig

At 83 Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be,
but it was still better than anyone else's.
- Alexander Woollcott

And eventually as I kept writing it,
something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me.
- Larry David

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros

We were sent to this country by the President,
who desires to promote the welfare of Japan,
and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries.
- Townsend Harris

It was really tough to race the GS a day after the downhill,
but that's over now.
I'm looking forward for the rest of the season which
is also quite interesting.
- Hermann Maier

Most people doing the decathlon these days are quite boring,
so people don't relate to them.
- Daley Thompson

It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings
pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening,
once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger.
- Tom Holt

In my career quite a few people have tried to force me out,
but so far no one has succeeded.
- Ferdinand Piech

And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that.
Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on,
it was quite confusing acting that.
- Gabriel Byrne

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

You even called me stupid in your verse,
and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved,
you are quite an expert, friend.
- Franz Grillparzer


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