Thomas Edison Quotes

Most popular Thomas Edison Quotes

There is always a better way.
— Thomas Edison
There is no substitute for hard work.
— Thomas Edison

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Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

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

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

Brain

The inventor tries to meet the demand of a crazy civilization.
— Thomas Edison

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I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work.
— Thomas Edison

failure

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

failure

Hell, there are no rules here—we're trying to accomplish something.
— Thomas Edison

business

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

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There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something.
— Thomas Edison
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
— Thomas Edison

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

business

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

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Anything I have begun is always on my mind, and I am not easy while away from it until it is finished.
— Thomas Edison

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

friendship

Remember, nothing that's good works by itself just to please you. You've got to make the damn thing work.
— Thomas Edison

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The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
— Thomas Edison

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The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; third, common sense.
— Thomas Edison

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Ninety eight per cent of genius is hard work. As for genius being inspired, inspiration is in most cases another word for perspiration.

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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

contentment

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.
— Thomas Edison

critical thinking

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.
— Thomas Edison

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