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Famous People’s Thoughts About Bicycles

Whether for short trips or vacations, as a forerunner of emancipation or the theory of relativity: the bicycle has many sides to it. The different roles it can play in people’s lives can be seen in this collection of bike quotations from famous personalities in politics, economy, arts and science.

Top 5 Bike Quotations by Famous Personalities


Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence.

Susan B. Anthony
American feminist (1820-1906)


Life is like a bicycle, you need to keep moving lest you lose balance.

Albert Einstein
German-born phisicist (1879-1955)


What the computer is to me: It’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. 

Steve Jobs
Co-founder of Apple (1955-2011)


Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

John F. Kennedy
35. President of the United States (1917-1963)


No other invention combines business with pleasure as deeply as a bicycle.

Adam Opel
German founder of Opel (1837-1895)
Started to build bicycles in 1886 and was the biggest bicycle producer in 1920


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Saskia Bellem, geboren in Heidelberg, hat Ethnologie, Romanistik, Medienwissenschaft und Nachhaltige Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in Deutschland und Schweden studiert. Nach Auslandsaufenthalten in England, Schweden, Namibia und Rumänien lebt sie seit 2007 als freie Journalistin, Übersetzerin und PR-Referentin in Wien. Sie spricht sieben Fremdsprachen und backt gerne Brot, und wenn sie nicht gerade radelt, rennt sie mit einem Hörbuch im Ohr durch die Gegend oder powert sich beim Pilates aus.

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