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Henry Bessemer Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Henry Bessemer

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I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard
enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
- Henry Bessemer

On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London,
where a new world seemed opened to me.
- Henry Bessemer

We fixed on No.
4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices,
and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated.
- Henry Bessemer

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in
overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process,
but there was still much to invent, and much that at
that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
- Henry Bessemer

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I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably
for my business capacity in those early days,
for I certainly ought to have made much more than I
did by this really important invention.
- Henry Bessemer

I had now arrived at my seventeenth year,
and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet.
I was well endowed with youthful energy,
and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
- Henry Bessemer

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast
giving way to a more steady commercial instinct,
and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position,
but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage
of not having acquired some technical profession.
- Henry Bessemer


 

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing
with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived
from long-established practice to control and bias my mind,
and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is,
is right.
- Henry Bessemer

The bronze powder business, however,
no longer required my personal attention,
and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret,
which was long and honourably kept.
- Henry Bessemer

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective,
and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons
of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to
just go in and have a peep,
I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker PHOTO

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice...
that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that
there is nothing in the world to which every man has
a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The fact is that love is of two kinds,
one which commands, and one which obeys.
The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which
the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
- Honore de Balzac

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines,
and I used to practice to that quite a bit,
just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
- John Otto

People love talking about when they were young and
heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time.
It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders,
the memories of so many people.
- Mick Jagger

The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its
traumas and familial problems,
even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world.
It had quite a dark side to it.
- Denise Crosby

My skin is more beautiful than yours.
I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
- Gene Simmons

It's not quite as important who you beat as that you end up on top.
- Bode Miller

Roy Schneider was cool.
I learned quite a bit from him.
- Jonathan Brandis

He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was,
nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt,
was why so many people looked on it as immoral.
- John Galsworthy

Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters,
but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle,
and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid.
Actually, it's quite the opposite: a woman having large
breasts makes men stupid.
- Rita Rudner

At the moment, I'm enjoying John Grisham quite a bit.
- Danielle Steel

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians,
Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves
with the Barbarians quite left out,
and the Populace nearly.
- Matthew Arnold

I was married when I wasn't quite 14 and had four babies by the time I was 18.
- Loretta Lynn

I have written a book.
This will come as quite a shock to some.
They didn't think I could read, much less write.
- George W. Bush

The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident.
I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really
didn't need more instruments,
so I didn't use them.
- Gary Wright

The meals were served in a large hall,
in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat,
and the dishes quite filled the room,
which was covered with mats and kept very clean.
- Hernando Cortes

Women know when they've got the menopause but men don't quite know.
They know it afterwards.
- Omar Sharif

It'd be nice to make lots of money but it's quite difficult,
because every time I make lots of money I make a bigger
piece that costs lots of money.
- Damien Hirst

Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts.
- Shana Alexander

Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.
- Peter Steele

The world is made up of people who never quite get
into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
- Jacob Bronowski

Ironically, now that my children are older and gone quite a bit,
I find it harder to work when they're not around.
Too much free time!
- Alice Hoffman

I don't like doing most things unless I can do them quite well.
- Oliver Reed

I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.
- Tommy Cooper

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman

Japan is quite weird because they wait for you to say
something before they respond.
You can literally hear a pin drop, they don't make
a sound until you say something to the crowd.
- Kelly Jones

7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now,
and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show;
skewed slightly older I guess,
since it's a 9:00 to 10:00 show.
- Gregory Harrison

As a director, I've been able to combine with what
I've learned as an actor and as a producer:
it melds quite nicely into what I feel like I should
have been doing all along.
- Griffin Dunne

A drunkard is one thing, and a temperate man is quite another.
- Arthur Keith

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable
even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
- Howard Thurman

I was born in Paris in 1950.
I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I
never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early.
- Francois Gautier

Fiction came quite a while later.
I began with short stories and fiction for children.
- Helen Dunmore

I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
- Kevin Spacey

Breasts and bottoms look boringly alike.
Faces, though, can be quite different and a damn sight more interesting!
- Lee Remick

No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived,
but most of them wish they were the only one alive,
and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
- W. H. Auden

I have often heard that the novel is dead.
But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week,
in France.
I have the impression it's carrying along quite well.
- Nathalie Sarraute

I've always chosen incredibly different roles and things that are quite offbeat.
That way you're not limited.
- Anna Friel

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows...
I think there could be room for two quite different
examinations of the same political office.
- Geena Davis

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

Occasionally I do things against my inner voice,
but you really should go for the thing that touches
you most-even if you don't quite know why it does.
- Alan Bates

I've banged my head quite a bit.
I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC.
And of course, Ratt and Poison.
- Cameron Diaz

The person who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality
quite as much as the honesty.
Possibly more.
- Richard J. Needham

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

No act can be quite so intimate as the sexual embrace.
- Havelock Ellis


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