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

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

The value of an idea lies in the using of it. 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

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

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

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

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

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. Thomas Alva 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 Alva Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Thomas Alva Edison

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

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

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