Leo Baekeland Quotes (5 quotes)
“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
―Frank Lloyd Wright
New York Times Magazine, October 1953
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Variant: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Address to the annual meeting of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, (30 March 1961)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLeo Baekeland
Born: November 14, 1863
Died: February 23, 1944 (aged 80)
Bio: Leo Hendrik Baekeland was a Belgian chemist who invented Velox photographic paper and Bakelite, an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and popular plastic, which marks the beginning of the modern plastics industry.
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