Thomas Edison

​Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.

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

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

There is no substitute for hard work.

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

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

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

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

What you are will show in what you do.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

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