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Thomas A. Edison Quotes

(1847-1931), American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

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

Category: Ability

What you are will show in what you do.

Category: Action

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.

Category: Body

What man's mind can create, man's character can control.

Category: Control

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!

Category: Courage

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Category: Discontent

I start where the last man left off.

Category: Excellence

There's a way to do better... find it.

Category: Excellence

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

Category: Failure

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

Category: Failure

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

Category: Failure

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

Category: Genius

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.

Category: Genius

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

Category: Ideas

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

Category: Ideas