Sir John Ambrose Fleming
(29 Nov 1849 - 18 Apr 1945)
Science Quotes by Sir John Ambrose Fleming (1 quote)
We are apt to consider that invention is the result of spontaneous action of some heavenborn genius, whose advent we must patiently wait for, but cannot artificially produce. It is unquestionable, however, that education, legal enactments, and general social conditions have a stupendous influence on the development of the originative faculty present in a nation and determine whether it shall be a fountain of new ideas or become simply a purchaser from others of ready-made inventions.
— Sir John Ambrose Fleming