45 Thomas Edison Quotes

Just Because Something Doesn'T Do What You Planned It To Do Doesn'T Mean It'S Useless

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced

He developed the motion picture camera, practical electric light bulb, and many more important things.

Following are the 45 best Thomas Edison Quotes with images.

Thomas Edison Quotes

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

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

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have…”

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

“I start where the last man left off.”

Success Inspirational Quotes

“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…”

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

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose…”

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

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

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“The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast…”

Discontent is the first necessity of progress…”

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration…”

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

What you are will show in what you do.”

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

“There is no substitute for hard work.”

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

“Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.”

“Our schools are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work…”

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

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“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

“Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best…”

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

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge…”

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease…”

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

“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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“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.”

“I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention…. It’s their ‘ideas’ that appeal to me. I am quite correctly described as ‘more of a sponge than an inventor…”

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

“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”

Just Because Something Doesn'T Do What You Planned It To Do Doesn'T Mean It'S Useless. » Thomas Edison Quotes Images

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something…”

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”

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

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

“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.”

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Show Me A Thoroughly Satisfied Man And I Will Show You A Failure. » Thomas Edison Quotes Images

“There is far more opportunity than there is ability.”

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”

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

“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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“Great ideas originate in the muscles.”

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

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

“Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night…”