Thomas A. Edison Quotes


 
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Best 48 Quotes by Thomas A. Edison – Page 1 of 2

“A genius is a talented person who does his homework.”

“Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward.”

“Continued innovation is the best way to beat the competition.”

“Each time you fail, you have eliminated another wrong option.”

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”

“Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”

“Having a vision for what you want is not enough... Vision without execution is hallucination.”

“Hell, there are no rules here – we're trying to accomplish something.”

“I don’t want to invent something that no one will buy.”

“I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.”

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”

“I haven’t failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”

“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”

“I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.”

“I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn't work.”

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“I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.”

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

“Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.”

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.”

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.”

“Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and physical application.”

“The brain can be developed just the same as the muscles can be developed, if on will only take the pains to train the mind to think.”

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

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“I continue to form a column. If the column contains about twenty of these couples of metal, it will be capable of giving to the fingers several small shocks.”


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