Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
— Thomas Carlyle

I originated a remark many years ago that I think has been copied more than any little thing that Ive every said, and I used it in the FOLLIES of 1922. I said America has a unique record. We never lost a war and we never won a conference in our lives. I believe that we could without any degree of egotism, single-handed lick any nation in the world. But we cant confer with Costa Rica and come home with our shirts on.
Will Rogers originated quote

Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?
— Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: Is it true in and for itself?
— G. W. F. Hegel

If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
— Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt