Invention Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old invention quotes, invention sayings, and invention proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Invention is not always good. Sometimes our inventions are too powerful for us to control.

Gemma Malley

Invention is the natural outcome of creative thinking.


A great invention for dieters would be a refrigerator which weighs you every time you open the door.     


The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain.     

Nikola Tesla

Original artistic invention demands that even the inventor be surprised.     

Judith Schaechter

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.

Demetri Martin

An invention is a responsibility of the individual, society cannot invent, it can only applaud the invention and inventor.     

Amit Kalantri

Inventions are not solely the making of material things, inventions are also the mental unleashing of ideas by a genuis with a sixth sense.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Invention is the root of innovation. Innovation is the major force for change in the future.

Philippe Kahn

Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate.

Amit Kalantri

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.

Henri Poincare

Invention is not so much the result of labor as of judgment.

Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.     

Charles Kettering

Inventing is a skill that some people have and some people don't. But you can learn how to invent.

Ray Dolby

The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.

Ha-Joon Chang

Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.     

Thomas A. Edison

Doubt is the father of invention.     

Ambrose Bierce

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

Jonathan Swift

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