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Quotes of innovation

  1. Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing. – Marvin Bower
  2. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. – Edmund Burke
  3. Pure innovation is more gross than error. – George Chapman
  4. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. – Peter Drucker
  5. Innovation is creativity with a job to do. – John Emmerling
  6. We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery. – Donald Evans
  7. Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness. – Bill Gates
  8. The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything. – Colin Greenwood
  9. Media companies, under the guise of piracy, are asking congress to give them more control over fair use. Hollywood wants to control innovation – Joe Krauss
  10. Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality. – George Lucas
  11. Boston is known for its innovation – Thomas Menino
  12. Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public. – Ludwig von Mises
  13. Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact. – Barack Obama
  14. Without change there is no innovation creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. – William Pollard

Usage examples for innovation

  1. If an alcalde proposes some urgent and necessary improvement, he has to send in so many tedious estimates and reports, which frequently remain unnoticed, that he soon loses all desire to attempt any innovation – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  2. But when an ancient establishment begins early to persecute an innovation it stands upon quite other grounds, and it has all the prejudices and presumptions on its side. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. It would suit my own views exactly; but then such an innovation upon a common usage as that; is not to be thought of for a moment. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  4. They intended no political innovation of any kind. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. They called it an innovation it was setting a bad example; and they honestly declared that they did not wish the slaves to have any time of their own. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. When the early planter obtained sufficient credit from his tobacco crop to indulge in a luxury, he acquired an innovation in a chest- of- drawers, where was kept the family clothing and the supply of materials on hand. – Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet Number 17 by Annie Lash Jester
  7. So the innovation missed fire. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. The punishments in cases like these were no less severe; but there is some, comfort in thinking, inasmuch as the persecutors were members of the human race like ourselves, that they felt bound by their consciences to proceed to these extreme measures in the endeavor to put down what they believed to be a dangerous innovation – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  9. In the corner of the room next the kitchen there was an open Franklin stove,- an innovation at that time,- upon which two or three hickory sticks were smouldering into snowy ashes. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  10. Nevertheless, of all the cities of the first rank in Switzerland it resisted the march of innovation the longest. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  11. I call him the Innovation – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  12. Far from being an innovation it has brought us back to the view of the greater theologians in every age of the Church. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  13. For the legislature to assume the power of naming the members of an executive body was an extraordinary and mischievous innovation – Burke by John Morley
  14. This was an innovation which, though based upon the best intentions, did not always answer. – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  15. Eating dinner in a dressing room was an innovation as far as Grace and Miriam were concerned, but to Anne it was nothing new. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  16. The Puritan commission of 1641 had spoken of standing at the hymns as an innovation – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  17. Innovation sprang from the Crown; its agents were the servants of the State. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after- dinner coffee. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. Tyburn itself not safe from the fury of innovation – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  20. That innovation had, however, been creeping in for some years before that. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

Rhymes for innovation