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1. "Improvement is not enough, you also needs innovation."
Author: Amit Kalantri
2. "The aspirations of democracy are based on the notion of an informed citizenry, capable of making wise decisions. The choices we are asked to make become increasingly complex. They require the longer-term thinking and greater tolerance for ambiguity that science fosters. The new economy is predicated on a continuous pipeline of scientific and technological innovation. It can not exist without workers and consumers who are mathematically and scientifically literate."
Author: Ann Druyan
3. "Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad."
Author: Arthur Erickson
4. "The ruling class has always slavishly followed industrial innovations, and we have always slavishly followed ruling class materialism. It is what keeps an assembly-line society functioning stylishly."
Author: Bauvard
5. "Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
Author: Bill Frist
6. "I am not that concerned that innovation in some large scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one part of the world to another."
Author: Craig Mundie
7. "Richard Childress and myself have made some important innovations on our cars."
Author: Dale Earnhardt
8. "Belief in your creative capacity lies at the heart of innovation."
Author: David Kelley
9. "People who have made comparative studies of many different societies, know that when status is ascribed, rather than achieved, individual efforts towards excellence are not directed through any form of innovation; rather, the enhancement of status occurs only through the realisation of a previously well defined role position. It is only with social change, or when some form of continual dynamic disequilibium occurs in a society, that we begin to observe the development of achievement motivation in its modern form."
Author: Dor Bahadur Bista
10. "Measures of self-government and a school council, especially for such young children, were a great innovation."
Author: Dora Russell
11. "If you look historically, what creates growth and wealth is innovation and investment, and increase in scale - more customers."
Author: Frederick W. Smith
12. "**New business concepts are always, always the product of lucky foresight.**That's right - the essential insight doesn't come out of any dirigiste planning process; it comes form some cocktail of happenstance, desire, curiosity, ambition and need. But at the end of the day, there has to be a degree of foresight -- a sense of where new riches lie. So radical innovation is always one part fortuity and one part clearheaded vision.[first-line bold by author][2002] p.23"
Author: Gary Hamel
13. "Social innovation thrives on collaboration; on doing things with others, rather than just to them or for them: hence the great interest in new ways of using the web to 'crowdsource' ideas, or the many experiments involving users in designing services."
Author: Geoff Mulgan
14. "We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create, from a physicist's viewpoint, entropy."
Author: Geoffrey West
15. "One keeps looking out for innovation in IPL, but of late it hasn't been all that obvious. Lionel Richie as an opening act? Johnny Mathis must have been busy. Matthew Hayden's Mongoose? Looks a bit like Bob Willis' bat with the "flow-through holes"; Saint Peter batting mitts are surely overdue a revival. The only genuinely intriguing step this year, bringing the IPL to YouTube, was forced on Modi by the collapse of Setanta; otherwise what Modi presents as 'innovation' is merely expansion by another name, in the number of franchises and the number of games."
Author: Gideon Haigh
16. "Innovations never happen as planned."
Author: Gifford Pinchot
17. "If the mystery can be reduced to one solution, it lies in a simple coincidence: Rimbaud's interest in his own work had survived the realization that the world would not be changed by verbal innovation. It did not survive the failure of all his adult relationships. He had always treated poems as a form of private communication. He gave his songs to chansonniers, his satires to satirists. Without a constant companion, he was writing in a void."
Author: Graham Robb
18. "My belief in why America has been doing so well up to now is that we have been propelled by our immigrants and our encouragement of technical innovation and, indeed, creativity across the board."
Author: Howard Gardner
19. "The man who is possessed of wealth, who lolls on his sofa, or rolls in his carriage, cannot judge of the wants or feelings of the day laborer. The government we mean to erect is intended to last for ages. ... unless wisely provided against, what will become of your government? In England, at this day, if elections were open to all classes of people, the property of the landed proprietors would be insecure. An agrarian law would soon take place. If these observations be just, our government ought to secure the permanent interests of the country against innovation. Landholders ought to have a share in the government, to support these invaluable interests, and to balance and check the other. They ought to be so constituted as to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority. The senate, therefore, ought to be this body; and to answer these purposes..."
Author: James Madison
20. "I am, as far as my politics reaches, 'King and Country' - no 'Innovations in Religion and Government' say I."
Author: John Clare
21. "People acting in their own self-interest is the fuel for all the discovery, innovation, and prosperity that powers the world."
Author: John Stossel
22. "In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science."
Author: Kenny Marchant
23. "I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program."
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
24. "Being young is an advantage. You've grown up with games as the dominant entertainment. You have a lot of experience of video games. So what do you want to see that's not been done? Innovation is really low cost for you. You can afford to take risks and fail to execute new ideas."
Author: Kim Swift
25. "My passion for innovation and my interest in the 'business of science' has seen Biocon commercialize many innovative platforms and products."
Author: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
26. "We want to allow Costa Ricans to make a qualitative leap in our development and go to an economy based on innovation and developing a broadband infrastructure in order to overcome the barrier of 15 per cent penetration."
Author: Laura Chinchilla
27. "Innovation," he wrote, "is rarely about a big idea; more usually it's about a series of small ideas brought together in a new and better way."
Author: Leander Kahney
28. "Mandel, who died in 1995, had mastered the art of packaging his interiority, an innovation that would become the driving engine behind Web culture."
Author: Lee Siegel
29. "Like any normal cat Madame Phloi lived by the Rule of Three. She resisted any innovation three times before accepting it, tackled an obstacle three times before giving up, and tried each activity three times before tiring of it."
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
30. "People need to deviate away from the role of imitation, and start filling the role of innovation..."
Author: Lionel Suggs
31. "I think all great innovations are built on rejections."
Author: Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
32. "The so-called Christian nations are the most enlightened and progressive ... but in spite of their religion, not because of it. The Church has opposed every innovation and discovery from the day of Galileo down to our own time, when the use of anesthetic in childbirth was regarded as a sin because it avoided the biblical curse pronounced against Eve. And every step in astronomy and geology ever taken has been opposed by bigotry and superstition. The Greeks surpassed us in artistic culture and in architecture five hundred years before Christian religion was born."
Author: Mark Twain
33. "I am resolutely opposed to all innovation, all change, but I am determined to understand what's happening. Because I don't choose just to sit and let the juggernaut roll over me. Many people seem to think that if you talk about something recent, you're in favor of it. The exact opposite is true in my case. Anything I talk about is almost certainly something I'm resolutely against. And it seems to me the best way to oppose it is to understand it. And then you know where to turn off the buttons."
Author: Marshall McLuhan
34. "The Trinity is not a doctrinal innovation but constitutes an explanation of the God whom Christians experienced in proclamation, worship, fellowship, communal meals, and prayer. The doctrine of the Trinity is grounded in an experience—an experience of the Spirit of sonship and the Spirit of the Son."
Author: Michael F. Bird
35. "An economy built on slave labor is vulnerable in two ways. One, availability of forced labor discourages technical innovation. The very wealthy [Roman]empire experienced no industrial revolutions. Two -- even more crucial -- slaves do not reproduce their own numbers. As Rome's wars of conquest ended, the slave population began to shrink, leading to a shortage of agricultural laborers by 200 A.D."
Author: Norman F. Cantor
36. "Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us."
Author: Robin S. Sharma
37. "And yet it fills me with wonder, that, in almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best: whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is an acquisition gradually attained, and poetry is a gift conferred at once; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which it received by accident at first; or whether, as the province of poetry is to describe Nature and Passion, which are always the same, the first writers took possession of the most striking objects for description, and the most probable occurrences for fiction, and left nothing to those that followed them, but transcription of the same events, and new combinations of the same images. Whatever be the reason, it is commonly observed that the early writers are in possession of nature, and their followers of art: that the first excel in strength and innovation, and the latter in elegance and refinement."
Author: Samuel Johnson
38. "The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation."
Author: Sandy Adams
39. "People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things."
Author: Steve Jobs
40. "Don't be so quick to count out the teenagers. Some of the world's greatest changes, brilliant poetry, and innovations have come from the teenage mind."
Author: Steve Maraboli
41. "Stop waiting for what you want, and start working what you have. This can turn your greatest frustration into your greatest potential innovation. If you'll do your part, God will begin to do what only He can do: He'll make your box bigger."
Author: Steven Furtick
42. "America is the greatest engine of innovation that has ever existed, and it can't be duplicated anytime soon, because it is the product of a multitude of factors: extreme freedom of thought, an emphasis on independent thinking, a steady immigration of new minds, a risk-taking culture with no stigma attached to trying and failing, a noncorrupt bureaucracy, and financial markets and a venture capital system that are unrivaled at taking new ideas and turning them into global products."
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
43. "Never lose this innovation spirit."
Author: Thorstein Heins
44. "In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age."
Author: Tim Bishop
45. "The next innovation, Sensavision, will be like a Walkman attached to your forehead. You won't actually have your head wired because infrared wires will send signals to you. In 2007 Mick Jagger will be on stage, and when Mick feels heat, you'll feel heat."
Author: Tony Verna
46. "As a result, we will continue to see more innovation on the Internet and on mobile phones than on consoles."
Author: Trip Hawkins
47. "A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules."
Author: Vivek Wadhwa
48. "We have this extraordinary conceit in the West that while we've been hard at work in the creation of technological wizardry and innovation, somehow the other cultures of the world have been intellectually idle. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nor is this difference due to some sort of inherent Western superiority. We now know to be true biologically what we've always dreamed to be true philosophically, and that is that we are all brothers and sisters. We are all, by definition, cut from the same genetic cloth. That means every single human society and culture, by definition, shares the same raw mental activity, the same intellectual capacity. And whether that raw genius is placed in service of technological wizardry or unraveling the complex thread of memory inherent in a myth is simply a matter of choice and cultural orientation."
Author: Wade Davis
49. "The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that everything depends on innovation. It was understood as desirable, and even necessary, that we should go on and on from one technological innovation to the next, which would cause the economy to "grow" and make everything better and better. This of course implied at every point a hatred of the past, of all things inherited and free. All things superceded in our progress of innovations, whatever their value might have been, were discounted as of no value at all."
Author: Wendell Berry
50. "Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth."
Author: William E. Simon

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