Thomas A. Edison Quotes

55 Thomas A. Edison quotes:

"What you are will show in what you do."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The value of an idea lies in the using of it."
"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
"There is no substitute for hard work."
"The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Friends Or Friendship Quotes Cherish Quotes
"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil."
"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything."
"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."
"The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around"
"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."
"Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Progress Quotes Discontent Quotes
"They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"I start where the last man left off."
Author: Edison Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes

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