Thomas Edison Quotes

Famous inspirational quotes from Thomas Edison to inspire you. When you consider the time that Mr. Edison (1847 - 193)1 lived and what he achieved, he should be a motivator to you to remind you that you can achieve whatever you dream of. He was an American Scientist whose life impacted millions of people worldwide.

There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas Edison

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

Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction-faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Thomas Edison

The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Thomas Edison

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

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Thomas Edison

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

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

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Thomas Edison

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

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

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

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Edison

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary.
Thomas Edison

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

I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
Thomas Edison

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Thomas Edison

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

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

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Thomas Edison

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas Edison

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

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

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Thomas Edison

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Thomas Edison

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas Edison

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

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas Edison

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



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