Quotes by American Inventor Thomas Alva Edison


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

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

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Alva Edison

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

Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something. Thomas Alva Edison

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

There's a way to do better... find it. Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

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

What man's mind can create, man's character can control. Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything. Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something. Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

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


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