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Famous Quotes By Leo Baekeland

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Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars. — Leo Baekeland

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Knowledge is like a knife. In the hands of a well-balanced adult it is an instrument for good of inestimable value; but in the hands of a child, an idiot, a criminal, a drunkard or an insane man, it may cause havoc, misery, suffering and crime. Science and religion have this in common, that their noble aims, their power for good, have often, with wrong men, deteriorated into a boomerang to the human race. — Leo Baekeland

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How few people will realize how much detail had to be gone into before Bakelite was a commercial success. — Leo Baekeland

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Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930. — Leo Baekeland

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I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite. — Leo Baekeland