Thomas A. Edison Quotes (62 Quotes)

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

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

    If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves

    Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.

    There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

    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.

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

    Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

    Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

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

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

    You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.

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

    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.

    Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

    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.

    If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.

    Most people don't recognize opportunity when it comes, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work.

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

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

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

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

    I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

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

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

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

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

    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.

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