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  • The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
    (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)

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

  • Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.
    (Thomas A. Edison)

  • There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
    (Thomas A. Edison)


  • The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
    (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)

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

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

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

  • Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
    (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)

  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
    (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)

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


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