Thomas Edison Quotes Page 2

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." Thomas Edison
Imagination   |  


"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."
Thomas Edison
Change   |  


I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Thomas Edison
Work   |  


The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Thomas Edison
Peace   |  


Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas Edison
Words of Encouragement   |  


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.
Thomas Edison
Good   |  


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.
Thomas Edison
Funny   |  


The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
Thomas Edison
Failure   |  


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


The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
Thomas Edison
Success   |  


Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
Thomas Edison
Genius   |  


The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Thomas Edison
Common Sense   |  


We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.
Thomas Edison
Future   |  


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.
Thomas Edison
Accomplishment   |  


Restlessness and discontent are the necessities of progress.
Thomas Edison
Discouraged   |  


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


Results! Why man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know of several thousand things that won't work.
Thomas Edison
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.
Thomas Edison
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
Inspirational Quotes  |

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
Mother   |  

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
Attitude   |  

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