Thomas A. Edison Quotes

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no substitute for hard work.

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.

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!

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

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.

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

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

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

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

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

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.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

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

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

What a man’s mind can create, man’s character can control.

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

Ever Tried, Ever Failed, No matter ; Try again, Fail again Fail Better

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.

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

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

I start where the last man left off.

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

What you are will show in what you do.

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

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

We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

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

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. 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.

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

Thomas A. Edison

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