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Leo Baekeland Quotes and Sayings

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In 1893 I founded a chemical company which I ran until 1899.
- Leo Baekeland

Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is
not what I meant to invent.
I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
- Leo Baekeland

I also served on many government committees.
- Leo Baekeland

Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930.
- Leo Baekeland

 

I was trying to make something really hard,
but then I thought I should make something really soft instead,
that could be molded into different shapes.
That was how I came up with the first plastic.
I called it Bakelite.
- Leo Baekeland

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
- John D. Rockefeller

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

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Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc,
which set the computing world on its ear with the Macintosh in 1984.
- Kevin Mitnick

All great results in our universe are founded in motions
and forces the most minute.
- John Joly

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as
it is founded on borrowing and debt.
- Henrik Ibsen

True valor, on virtue founded strong,
meets all events alike.
- David Mallet

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Besides a happy policy as to civil government,
it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice,
equity, and public right.
- Ezra Stiles

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
- Edith Sitwell

America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America
was founded more than 229 years ago.
- Steve Buyer

Transferring successfully to the next generation means
producing work that's as good as or better than the
work of the first generation that founded the agency.
- Jay Chiat

The human race is the basis on which heaven is founded,
is because man was last created, and that which is
last created is the basis of all that precedes.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe
was founded with good intentions.
As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell
Hull was very involved with it.
- Zach Wamp

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life;
it supports them all,
lends strength to them all ambition,
cruelty,
avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
- Marquis de Sade

We have a positive vision of the future founded on
the belief that the gap between the promise and reality
of America can one day be finally closed.
We believe that.
- Barbara Jordan

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land,
or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and
supported by great virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that
a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty
was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
- Matt Blunt

Our nation was founded on the principals of life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- Leonard Boswell

Esteem must be founded on preference:
to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
- Moliere

Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years.
Only I could perform certain works with the scanty
means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.
- Franz Liszt

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in
labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
- Charles Sumner

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better.
America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes.
They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights;
government should never be permitted to take those away.
- Ernest Istook

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
For love which hath ends, will have an end;
whereas that which is founded on true virtue,
will always continue.
- John Dryden

The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.
- Ezra Stiles

There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena,
but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely
necessary to be a mathematician.
- Daniel Bernoulli

Violence - look, we live in a violent world,
man.
This country was founded on violence.
Who's kidding who?
- Bruce Willis

Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
- Edmund Burke

If a relationship is founded on love it doesn't end.
- Rosanne Cash

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the
supremacy of God and the rule of law.
- Stockwell Day

Skepticism has never founded empires,
established principals, or changed the world's heart.
The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on
a blind belief in some other thing.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

When Delaware State University was founded in 1890,
it was not by choice, but by social reality.
- Michael N. Castle

There is not only no free state which would now establish it,
but there is no slave state, which, if it had had the
free alternative as we now have,
would have founded slavery.
- William H. Seward

The family is the school of duties -
founded on love.
- Felix Adler

No decent career was ever founded on a public.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have no other view than to promote the public good,
and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
- George Washington

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and
the cleverness of the few.
- Stendhal

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
- Laurence J. Peter

The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was
founded and directed by Tom Pollard,
an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
- Peter Agre

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes
to the humane treatment of detainees -
not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin

The American system of democracy is founded on the
concept that every citizen has the right to vote,
to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.
- Barbara Mikulski

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images
founded on previous experience.
- Samuel Alexander

This is not a time to back away from the principles
that this country was founded on.
- Jeff Bingaman

If you think about it, Washington's overwhelming power
in the world is founded on death,
the awesome arsenal for killing people.
- William Greider

No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word;
he knows that it is on the spoken word,
and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.
- Preston Manning

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
- John Gunther

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence,
ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

We have indeed been fortunate in this country.
Over the last 200 some odd years since our Nation was founded,
rarely have there been attacks upon our homeland.
- Virgil Goode

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that
are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded:
equality,
freedom, and opportunity for all people.
- Joe Baca

To show a 'well-founded fear of persecution,'
an alien need not prove that it is more likely than
not that he or she will be persecuted in his or her home country.
- John Paul Stevens

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- Al Sharpton

American government was founded on a belief and a faith
in God and in doing what is right and just.
- Ginny B. Waite

The social and industrial structure of America is founded
upon an enlightened citizenship.
- Bainbridge Colby

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery,
we shall learn nothing.
- Henry Miller

This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures
when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief,
and has been fairly earned by investigation.
- William Kingdon Clifford

He makes a great mistake...
who supposes that authority is firmer or better established
when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
- Terence

We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love
for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders
for the beloved United States,
which was founded by noble and inspired men.
- Lorenzo Snow

The European model is, first, a social and economic
system founded on the role of the market,
for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.
- Jacques Delors

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment,
every virtue, and every prudent act,
is founded on compromise and barter.
- Edmund Burke

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their
ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free
people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
- Harlan Stone

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization
founded on the spirituality of work.
- Simone Weil


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