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Lewis Latimer
(4 Sep 1848 - 11 Dec 1928)

Black-American inventor who contributed to electrical technology. His expertise with patents led to a position working for the Edison Electric Light Co.


Science Quotes by Lewis Latimer (9 quotes)

Add to this the pride of achievement; the desire to rank among the successful souls on earth, and we have the factors which have brought some of the ablest of human beings into the limelight that revealed them to an admiring world, as leaders and examples.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Ability (37)  |  Achievement (73)  |  Admiration (23)  |  Desire (46)  |  Example (21)  |  Leader (8)  |  Pride (21)  |  Rank (13)  |  Success (114)

For who would live if life held no allurements?
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Life (460)

Habit is a powerful means of advancement, and the habit of eternal vigilance and diligence, rarely fails to bring a substantial reward.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Advancement (26)  |  Diligence (7)  |  Fail (8)  |  Habit (42)  |  Reward (21)  |  Substantial (2)

Some blessings have been ours in the past, and these may be repeated or even multiplied.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Blessing (4)  |  Hope (50)  |  Multiply (6)  |  Past (42)  |  Repeat (11)

The two fortresses which are the last to yield in the human heart, are hope and pride.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary eource, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Fortress (2)  |  Heart (46)  |  Hope (50)  |  Human (168)  |  Pride (21)  |  Yield (7)

There must be vistas flying out beyond, that promise more than present conditions yield.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Beyond (19)  |  Condition (68)  |  Present (36)  |  Promise (13)  |  Vista (2)

Tomorrow may be fair, however stormy the sky of today.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Hope (50)  |  Sky (32)  |  Storm (13)  |  Today (24)  |  Tomorrow (14)

We create our future, by well improving present opportunities: however few and small they be.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). Also in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and ‎Alan Steinberg, Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement (), 219, cited only as from “an essay he wrote to inspire others.” If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Create (15)  |  Future (110)  |  Improvement (36)  |  Opportunity (20)

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” and is as necessary to life as the act of breathing.
— Lewis Latimer
Quoted, without citation, in front matter to T. A. Edison Foundation, Lewis Howard Latimer: A Black Inventor: a Biography and Related Experiments You Can Do (1973). If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Breathing (4)  |  Eternal (14)  |  Hope (50)  |  Life (460)  |  Necessity (78)


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