Quotes by American Inventor Thomas A. Edison



Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
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Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas A. Edison

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. 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

There's a way to do it better - find it. Thomas A. Edison
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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged. Thomas A. Edison

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything. Thomas A. Edison

Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think. Thomas A. Edison

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. Thomas A. Edison

They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. 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
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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

Religion is all bunk. Thomas A. Edison
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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. Thomas A. Edison

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


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