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

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

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

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

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

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

 image quote by Thomas A. Edison

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

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

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

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

A genius is just a talented person who does his homework.

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

You cannot realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.

 image quote by Erno Rubik

Our whole life is solving puzzles.

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

What you are will show in what you do.

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.

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

Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving.

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

 image quote by Thomas A. Edison

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

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

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

I start where the last man left off.

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

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

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.

 image quote by Thomas A. Edison

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

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.

There is no substitute for hard work.

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

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself.

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

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

 image quote by Thomas A. Edison

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

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

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

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

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

Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.

I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers... They use my tools.

 image quote by Thomas A. Edison

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

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

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job.

What man's mind can create, man's character can control.

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

 image quote by Walter Chrysler

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around

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

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

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

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

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

 image quote by Thomas A. Edison

Vision without execution is hallucination.

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

Great ideas originate in the muscles.