Peter Cooper

Peter
Cooper
1791
1993

American Industrialist, Inventor, Philanthropist and Candidate for President of the United States

Author Quotes

It is a terrible thought, that nothing is ever forgotten; that not an oath is ever uttered that does not continue to vibrate through all time, in the wide-spreading current of sound; that not a prayer is lisped, that its record is not to be found stamped on the laws of nature by the indelible seal of the Almighty's will.

Let the schools teach the nobility of labor and the beauty of human service: but the superstitions of ages past? Never!

Money is so unlike every other article that I believe a man has neither a legal or a moral right to take all that he can get

Neither piety, virtue, nor liberty can long flourish in a community where the education of youth is neglected.

That may have influenced this. It might have been complicated from a political point of view.

All her injuries were consistent with a fall down the stairs. When found she was lying with her face down or on the side face down. This indicates she died from asphyxia.

Desultory studies are erased from the mind as easily as pencil marks; classified studies are retained like durable ink.

I'm glad to have the opportunity to have you here, Bernie Sanders, but Peter Welch, I feel you sold us down the river in regard to Vermont Yankee. You did not take the opportunity you had to see an orderly close to Vermont Yankee at the end of 2012. We did not have to have dry cask storage. We did not have to have a deal that you were part of working out behind closed doors that does not represent well the safety, environmental and health concerns of the people of Vermont.

A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the results of sudden impulses and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.

When rich men are thus brought to regard themselves as trustees, and poor men learn to be industrious, economical, temperate, self-denying, and diligent in the acquisition of knowledge, then the deplorable strife between capital and labor, tending to destroy their fundamental, necessary, and irrefragable harmony will cease, and the world will no longer be afflicted with such unnatural industrial conflicts as we have seen during the past century.

The great object I desire to accomplish by this institution [the Cooper Institute], is to open the avenues of scientific knowledge to the youth of our country, so unfolding the volume of Nature, that the young may see the beauties of creation.

I cannot shut my eyes to the fact that the production of wealth is not the work of any one man, and the acquisition of great fortunes is not possible without the co-operation of multitudes of men.

I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.

Author Picture
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Cooper
Birth Date
1791
Death Date
1993
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American Industrialist, Inventor, Philanthropist and Candidate for President of the United States