Thomas Edison Quotes Page 2
"To invent, you need a good
imagination and a pile of junk."
"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
The best thinking has been done in solitude.
The worst has been done in turmoil.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to
do doesn't mean it's useless.
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A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor
may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the
mind of another.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day,
from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person
doesn't like to do.
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;
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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.
Funny Quotes about Life |
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.
Quotes about Thomas Edision
The friendship between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison,
which spanned more than 30 years, is legendary. They encouraged
and inspired one another, often helping each other's work.
Jim Dell, Memorable Quotations from Thomas Edison and Henry Ford
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It is true, however, that Edison felt that he owed his start in life to
his mother's patient teaching and her commitment to nurturing his
early curiosity and love of learning.
Michael Simmons, Thomas Edison: American Inventor
Thomas Edison's greatest contribution to society was not his inventions,
but his unique process of taking existing ideas and improving upon them
until they reached their most practical state.
Alexander Kennedy, Thomas Edison: Inventing the Modern World
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