Samuel Morse quotes

  • It would not be long ere the whole surface of this country would be channelled for those nerves which are to diffuse, with the speed of thought, a knowledge of all that is occurring throughout the land, making, in fact, one neighborhood of the whole country.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Country #Long #Internet

  • Education without religion is in danger of substituting wild theories for the simple commonsense rules of Christianity.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Simple #Christianity #Danger

  • Alas, the very name of picture produces a sadness of heart I cannot describe.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Sadness #Heart #Names

  • Painting has been a smiling mistress to many, but she has been a cruel jilt to me; I did not abandon her, she abandoned me.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Rejection #Mistress #Painting

  • I have no wish to be remembered as a painter, for I never was a painter; my idea of that profession was perhaps too exalted; I may say, is too exalted. I leave it to others more worthy to fill the niches of art.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Art #Ideas #Wish

  • We must raise the salaries of our operators or they will all be taken from us, that is, all that are good for anything. You will recollect that, at the first meeting of the Board of Directors, I took the ground that 'it was our policy to make the office of operator desirable, to pay operators well and make their situation so agreeable that intelligent men and men of character will seek the place and dread to lose it.' I still think so, and, depend upon it, it is the soundest economy to act on this principle.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Taken #Character #Science

  • The Jesuits…are a secret society – a sort of Masonic order – with superadded features of revolting odiousness, and a thousand times more dangerous.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Order #Secret #Masonic

  • Every child has a dream, to pursue the dream is in every child's hand to make it a reality. One's invention is another's tool...
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Dream #Children #Reality

  • My price is five dollars for a miniature on ivory, and I have engaged three or four at that price. My price for profiles is one dollar, and everybody is willing to engage me at that price
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Ivory #Four #Dollars

  • The mere holding of slaves, therefore, is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it, any more than the being a parent, or employer, or ruler
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Character #Parent #Moral

  • Science and art are not opposed.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #Art #Art And Science

  • If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #May #Reason #Electricity

  • What God Hath Wrought.
    -- Samuel Morse

    #God