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Thomas Alva Edison

American Inventor
Quotes by Thomas Alva Edison
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this you haven't.
There is no substitute for hard work.
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.
Hell, there are no rules here. We're trying to accomplish something.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

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As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

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

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There is no substitute for hard work.

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

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

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

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

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

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I have not failed. I

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One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

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The best thinking has been done in solitude.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.

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

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Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

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

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There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

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