September 4, 2011

"I invented nothing new.
I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work.
Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed.
So it is with every new thing.
Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready, and then it is inevitable.
To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense."


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