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You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions
by Dean Kamen

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

Related topics: Teen

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

I'm a human entropy producer.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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