- "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you
- "The tru sign of intelligence is not knowledge but
- "Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole
strength and sould can be a true master."
- "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not
- "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well
- "There are only two ways to live life. One is as though
nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is."
- "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
- "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
- "Try not to be come a success, but rather try to be of value."
- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
Albert EinsteinWhile German born, while visiting the United States in 1933 with the rise of Adolph Hitler, Einstein stayed in the United States and gained citizenship. He advised President Roosevelt of the work in Germany to develop an "extremely powerful bombs of a new type" and that the United States begin research on such weapons.
Published more than 300 scientific papers and over 150 non-scientific works.
Created the world's most famous equation, E = mc2 or energy = mass times the speed of light2
His great intellectual achievements and originality have made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.
Winner, 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics
(1879 - 1955)
- "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
- "Sometimes we stare so long at the door that is closing that
we see too late the door that is opening."
- "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed
in overalls and looks like work."
- "What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists
and it becomes available only when a man is in the state of
mine in which he knows exactly what he wants and if it fully
determined not to quit until he gets it."
Alexander Graham Bell
American Inventor, Scientist, Engineer, Innovator
Invented the first practical telephone (but refused to put a telephone in his study)
Conducted groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, aeronautics.
A founding member of the National Geographic Society
(1847 - 1922)
- "A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."
- "A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle."
- "All mankind is divided up into three classes: those that are
immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."
An American Founding Father
1st American Ambassador to France (1778 - 1785), Ambassador to Sweden (1782 - 1783)
1st US Postmaster General
A Polymath, Author, Painter, Political Theorist, Politician, Postmaster, Scientist, Musician, Inventor, Satirist, Civic Activist, Diplomat
Author of Poor Richard's Almanac, The Pennsylvania Gazette
Invented the Lightening Rod, Bifocals, Franklin Stove, Carriage Odometer, Glass "Armonica"
(1705 - 1790)
- "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
French chemist and microbiologist who was one of the most important
founders of medical microbiology. He is remembered for his remarkable
breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases. His discoveries
reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and he created the first
vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His experiments supported the germ
theory of disease. He was best known to the general public for inventing
a method to treat milk and wine in order to prevent it from causing
sickness, a process that came to be called pasteurization. He is regarded
as one of the three main founders of microbiology.
In 1895 won the Leeuwenhoek medal, microbiology's highest Dutch honor in Arts and Sciences
Made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1853, promoted to Commander in 1868, to Grand
Officer in 1878, made a Grand Croix of the Legion of Honor – one of only 75 in all of France - in
In 1886, the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II awarded Pasteur with the Order of the Medjidie
(I. Class) and 10000 Ottoman liras.
(1822 - 1895)
- "It is difficult to say what is impossible; for the dream of yesterday
is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
Robert GoddardAmerican professor, physicist and inventor
Credited with building the world's first liquid-fueled rocked. Two of Goddard's 214 patents,
one for a multi-stage rocket design and one for the liquid-fueled rocket design, are regarded
as important milestones in space flight.
(1882 - 1945)
- "We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC
- "No on will ever need more than 512 KBytes of PC memory."
- "If you are Born Poor it's not Your Mistake.
But if you Die Poor it's Your Mistake."
William "Bill" Gates
American Business Magnet, Investor, Philanthropist, Author, Former CEO and Chairman of Microsoft
(1955 - )
- "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't use to an environment
where excellence is expected."
- "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results
of other's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown
out your own inner voice."
- "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
- "Anything is possible through hard work, determination, and a sense
- "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going
to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what
matters to me."
- "I just want to put a ding in the universe."
Co-Founder, former Chairman, President, CEO of Apple Computer
Co-Founder and former Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios
Member of the Board of Directors, the Walt Disney Company
(1955 - 2011)
- "I failed my way to success."
- "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt
discarded is another step forward."
- "Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business.
Always America has emerged from these stronger and more
prosperous. Be brace as your fathers before you.
Have faith! Go forward!"
- "Many of live's failures are people who did not realize how close
they were to success when they gave up."
American Inventor, Scientist, Businessman
Invented the Phonograph, Motion Picture Camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb
Holds 1,093 US Patents plus more in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany
(1847 - 1931)