5 Life Lessons from History’s Great Inventors
These great innovators changed our world — and they can still inspire the tech entrepreneurs of today.
By the Dave Partners Team
We believe that the tech entrepreneurs we work with every day are the great inventors of tomorrow. They’re working to bring us the products and ideas that will revolutionize the future.
Of course, no-one understands an innovator like an innovator. Here are a few of our favorite motivational quotes from the great inventors of ages past, to keep you charged up and moving in the right direction as you build the future.
Thomas Edison: On Staying Hungry
“Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.”
The Wright Brothers: On Learning From Experience
“Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.” –Wilbur Wright.
Nikola Tesla: On Public Recognition
“Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
Henry Ford: On Competition
“The competitor to be feared is the one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”
Leonardo Da Vinci: On Action
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
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