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
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
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 |