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35 Memorable Thomas Edison Quotes – Thousand Thoughts

Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman, best known for inventing the light bulb, phonograph and motion picture camera which has greatly influenced the whole world.

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He is also credited to creating the first industrial research laboratory.

Check out some great quotes by Thomas Edison below:

35 Motivational & Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes:

1. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

2. “His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.” – Thomas Edison

3. “Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison

4. “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas Edison

5. “Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” – Thomas Edison

6. “When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.” – Thomas Edison

7. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison

8. “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas Edison

9. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Edison

10. “I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.” – Thomas Edison

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

12. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Edison

13. “The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” – Thomas Edison

14. “Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” – Thomas Edison

15. “I start where the last man left off.” – Thomas Edison

16. “Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

17. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas Edison

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18. “There is far more opportunity than there is ability.” – Thomas Edison

19. “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Edison

20. “One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.” – Thomas Edison

21. “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 faith! Go forward!” – Thomas Edison

22. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

23. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison

24. “Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.” – Thomas Edison

25. “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

26. “It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.” – Thomas Edison

27. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

28. “Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Edison

29. “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas Edison

30. “To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.” – Thomas Edison

31. “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas Edison

32. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

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

34. “I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.” – Thomas Edison

35. “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” – Thomas Edison

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