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Sire, to make such regulations is not to innovate, but to preserve.

Sire, to regulate industry in this way is not to innovate, but to persevere.

The incentives to innovate, modernize, and enhance productivity suffer.

They do not object to innovators because what they innovate is bad; they object to innovators because they innovate.

Let him originate, let him innovate, let him blaze his path with the pioneers—let him think.

The mere creative instinct does not innovate, but reproduces.

But every man cannot distinguish betwixt pedantry and poetry: every man therefore is not fit to innovate.

The Greeks found means to improve, or at least to innovate, upon perfection itself.

It was not desirable to innovate or change the established order of things, except strong reasons existed for the change.

This was done at first, and the mover, he supposed, wished not to innovate upon the law as originally passed.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "introduce as new," from Latin innovatus, past participle of innovare "to renew, restore; to change," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + novus "new" (see new). Meaning "make changes in something established" is from 1590s. Related: Innovated; innovating.

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