Wisdom Quote #310

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“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

CONFUCIUS

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Steam engine Quote #292

J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Racine, Wis., USA

J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Racine, Wis., USA, 1916

“James Watt patented his steam engine on the eve of the American Revolution, consummating a relationship between coal and the new Promethean spirit of the age, and humanity made its first tentative steps into an industrial way of life that would, over the next two centuries, forever change the world.”

JEREMY RIFKIN