Thomas A. Edison Quotes

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

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.

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

I have never failed, I’ve only shown the way I did it before doesn’t work.

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

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

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

It’s very beautiful over there.

So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake … Religion is all bunk.

A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.

Opportunity is often missed because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Nature is truly wonderful. The only man is truly foul.

We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking.

All bibles are man-made.

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

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

He had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed.

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

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.

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

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

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

There are no rules here — we’re trying to accomplish something.

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

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

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

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.

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

We often miss opportunity because it’s 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.

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