John Ruggles Quotes

Whoever imagines that, because so many inventions and so many improvements in machinery have been made, there remains little else to be discovered, has but a feeble conception of the infinitude and vastness of mechanical powers, or of the unlimited reach of science. Much has been discovered, infinitely more remains unrevealed. The ingenuity of man is exploring a reign without limits, and delving in a mine whose treasures are exhaustless.

 
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There had been so many patents filed that some Senators felt there would be a diminishing need for the Patent Office as most things that could be invented were already invented.
John Ruggles
John Ruggles
  • Born: October 8, 1789
  • Died: June 20, 1874
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John Ruggles was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. He served in several important state legislative and judicial positions before serving in the U.S. Senate.

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