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Definition of Ingenuity

Ingenuity

  1. The quality or power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in forming new combinations; ingeniousness; skill in devising or combining.
  2. Curiousness, or cleverness in design or contrivance; as, the ingenuity of a plan, or of mechanism.
  3. Openness of heart; ingenuousness.

Ingenuity Quotations

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Mahatma Gandhi

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
Thomas Sowell

In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.
Oscar Wilde
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