Thomas Edison QuotesCollection compliled by Catherine Pulsifer
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
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!
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
There is always a better way.
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.
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.
Restlessness and discontent are the necessities of progress.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Results! Why man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know of several thousand things that won't work.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
Born: February 11, 1847
Died: October 18, 1931
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!
you need a good imagination
and a pile of junk."
the first necessity
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