Thomas A. Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

Great ideas originate in the muscles.
Thomas A. Edison

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
Thomas A. Edison

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
Thomas A. Edison

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.
Thomas A. Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.
Thomas A. Edison

There’s a way to do it better – find it.
Thomas A. Edison

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison

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Thomas A. Edison
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The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
Thomas A. Edison

They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
Thomas A. Edison

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas A. Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
Thomas A. Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

Religion is all bunk.
Thomas A. Edison

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.
Thomas A. Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas A. Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison

We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Thomas A. Edison

What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.
Thomas A. Edison

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Thomas A. Edison

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Thomas A. Edison

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Thomas A. Edison

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
Thomas A. Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Thomas A. Edison

What you are will show in what you do.
Thomas A. Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Thomas A. Edison

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
Thomas A. Edison

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Thomas A. Edison

I start where the last man left off.
Thomas A. Edison

Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison

Thomas A. Edison Work Quotes
I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas A. Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Thomas A. Edison

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Thomas A. Edison

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.
Thomas A. Edison

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Thomas A. Edison

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

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.
Thomas A. Edison

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
Thomas A. Edison

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas A. Edison

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Thomas A. Edison

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas A. Edison

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
Thomas A. Edison

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Thomas A. Edison

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison

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