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The Noblest Invention

Afghanistan

“The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.”
– William Saroyan

Bangladesh

“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.
Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.
Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.”

– Iris Murdoch

Afghanistan

Bicycle Haiku
“Wheels carried me from
Youth to middle to old age
Never complaining.”
– Kay Earle

Cambodia

“The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling.”

– Seamus Heaney

China

“My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles.
They both move people forward without wasting anything.
The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”

– Peter Golkin

Indonesia
Mali
Cuba

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”
– President John F. Kennedy

Germany

“Whoever invented the bicycle
deserves the thanks of humanity.”
– Lord Charles Beresford

Afghanistan

“A bicycle does get you there and more…
And there is always the thin edge of danger to
keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive.

Dogs become dogs
again and snap at your raincoat;

potholes become personal.
And getting there is all the fun.”
– Bill Emerson, On Bicycling, Saturday Evening Post, 1967

India
India

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle,
I have hope for the human race.”
– H.G. Wells

Morocco

I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.”
– Leo Tolstoy, Responding to criticism for learning to ride a bicycle at age 67

Afghanistan

“It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the
nineteenth century.”
– Unknown

Afghanistan

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