Thomas Edison Quotes

February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931
Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, USA. While he had many accomplishments in his lifetime, he is most remembered for his invention of the lightbulb. He had a strong work ethic, and was determined not to give up. He presevered and had a positive attitude when he faced challenges. Truly, Thomas A. Edison's persistence and determination is an inspiration to all of us!


I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Thomas Edison
Work   |  


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 Edison
Positive   |  


Hard work, nothing to divert my thought, clear air and simple food made my life very pleasant.
Thomas Edison
Simplicity   |  


You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.
Thomas Edison
Dream   |  


Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them.
Thomas Edison
Problem   |  


I don't live with the past; I am living for to-day and to-morrow.
Thomas Edison
Inspirational Quotes  |


Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
Thomas Edison
Being Yourself   |  


I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.
Thomas Edison
Time   |  


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 Edison
Inspirational Thoughts   |  


What a man's mind can create, man's character should control.
Thomas Edison
Character   |  


Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Itís not the hard work that kills; it's the worrying that kills.
Thomas Edison
Worry   |  


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


I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Edison
Discouraged   |  


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 Edison
Faith   |  


Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas Edison
Motivation   |  


As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Thomas Edison
Focus   |  


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


There is always a better way.
Thomas Edison
Graduation   |  


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


Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Edison
Comfort Zone   |  


There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas Edison
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