Thomas Edison Quotes
Most popular Thomas Edison Quotes
There is always a better way.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Everything comes to he who hustles while he waits.
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
The inventor tries to meet the demand of a crazy civilization.
I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Hell, there are no rules here—we're trying to accomplish something.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favour of the kings of the world.
Anything I have begun is always on my mind, and I am not easy while away from it until it is finished.
Remember, nothing that's good works by itself just to please you. You've got to make the damn thing work.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; third, common sense.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Ninety eight per cent of genius is hard work. As for genius being inspired, inspiration is in most cases another word for perspiration.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work. They seem to insist on somebody else doing their thinking for them.
Fooling around with alternating currents is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever. It's too dangerous . . . it could kill a man as quick as a bolt of lightning. Direct current is safe.