A good quote from Goodyear
“Life should not be estimated exclusively by the standards of dollars and cents. I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and others have gathered the fruits. A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.” –Charles Goodyear, the true inventor of the vulcanization process that made rubber useful
What an inspiring quote from someone who was denied a comfortable life when industrialists Thomas Hancock and Charles Macintosh outright stole his invention. While this one individual was doomed to poverty due to unscrupulous business practices, the fact such a pivotal innovator was denied the wealth he needed to invest in his ideas hurt society as a whole. This has happened too much in our society and continues to happen far too often. That said, Goodyear’s words are humbling.
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